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Friday, May 3, 1940 (continued)

(2) G 2355 (continued)
G 2355 A. Drawing of shaft.

(3) G 2464
G 2464 A: In shaft, below the upper chamber. Total depth 5.0 meters, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber II appears on west blocked above with one course of mud brick running south to north and with traces of mud and underneath the course is rubble and limestone debris, left for photo.

(4) G 2469
G 2469 A: Mohammed Said down in the shaft to draw the body which is inside the coffin in the chamber. I expose that the body was wrapped in linen, because on the head is some wrappings, and above that linen was a mummy mask (gypsum) with traces of paint, part of the face with one eye and part of the other. Also on the head is a black cloth as a cap. East of the body beside him is a wooden stick very decayed and broken in two. Body not yet removed.

(5) G 2471
G 2471 C: Removed the body which was in the coffin inside the chamber. Empty. Also removed the remains of the wooden coffin. Drawing.

Saturday, May 4, 1940

work on
(1) South of G 2180
(2) G 2355 B, C, X, Y, Z
(3) G 2476 D

(1) South of G 2180
South of that mastaba. In the street between this mastaba and G 4980 in order to clean the street, sand and limestone debris. Street not yet cleared.

(2) G 2355
G 2355 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick only on west topped with rubble. It is north of X and south of C. Total depth 2.5 meters, excavated before 1.8 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east built of crude brick and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    05/03/1940; 05/04/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2355

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2464

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2464a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2469

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2471

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2476

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4980

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Translator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Diary translator. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926). Brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed (Head Reis 1936-1939). Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1936–1939. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926) and brother of Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator) and Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.