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Friday, April 12, 1940 (continued)

(1) G 2471 (continued)
G 2471 Z: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble, south of the mastaba. Total depth 1.35 meters, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on west built of stones and roofed with slabs, bound with gypsum. No blocking. On two stones on the south side of the chamber is red marks and also on one stone in the roof (mason's marks or quarry marks??). Cleared. Drawing.

(2) G 2472
G 2472 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is south of B. Total depth 4.06 meters, sand, dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. In the floor is a small cut in rock on north, perhaps from a coffin. In shaft on east is a cutting running to east about 10 cm.
Found in shaft debris: three inscribed fragments in sunk relief and with traces of black paint. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2472 B: In shaft. Ends at rock. Lined with rubble. Only on north below the rubble is cut in rock. It is north of A. Total depth 2.55 meters, sand, dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber.

G 2472 X: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with masonry. It is south of Y. In the street between that mastaba and G 2473. Total depth 1.77 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 953.

G 2472 Y: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with masonry. It is north of X. In the street between this mastaba and G 2473. Total depth 1.97 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on north built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 953.

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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
    04/12/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2471

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2472

    • 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.