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Wednesday, April 17, 1940 (continued)

(3) G 2444 (continued)
G 2444 C: Removed the bones of the body from the chamber. Empty. Drawing.

(4) G 244a
G 2444a A: Removed the bones of the body from the chamber. Empty. Drawing.

G 2444a B: Removed the bones of the body from the chamber. Empty. Drawing.

(5) G 2469a
G 2469a A: Removed the chamber blocking. Built with rubble but only on south with stones (G 2196). Roofed with slabs. Rubble and traces of mud from the blocking.

G 2469a B: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head north, left for photo.

G 2469a E: Removed the chamber blocking. Built on crude brick but only on west with stones (G 2187). Roofed with slabs, rubble, and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, tight contracted skeleton, bones disturbed and head to north broken, left for photo.

(6) G 2472a
G 2472a A: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble but only on south with stones (G 2169). Roofed with slabs, rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head north, left for photo.

G 2472a B: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and bound with gypsum. Roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head north. Left for photo.

(7) G 2474
G 2474 D: In shaft. It is cut in rock. Total depth 3.8 meters, limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris and stones. Chamber on west cut in rock, blocked with rough stone and rubble and bound with traces of mud and limestone debris underneath. Left for photo. On the 13 of April we said that the chamber is in the shaft and roofed with rubble, but today we went in the shaft to draw it and we exposed that there is no roof, but these stones are thrown in the shaft, so we continue work in the shaft and we removed the thrown stones from the shaft.

(8) G 2475
West of that mastaba, north of G 2467. Searching for new mastabas and shafts in that place, sand, limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris and stones. Nothing exposed.

Beshir Agamy [Bashir el-Adjemi] left for Quft.

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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
    04/17/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Bashir el-Adjemi
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2444

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2467

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2469

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2472

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2474

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2475

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Bashir el-Adjemi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.