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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, May 18, 1940 (continued)

(2) G 5280 (continued)
G 5280 Z: In shaft. Lined above with masonry and cut in rock below. It is east of the mastaba and north of shaft Y, down 2.6 meters, sand, limestone debris and broken stones. Chamber on south cut in rock. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft and not started with the chamber.

G 5280 U: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry and ends at rock. It is inside the casing of the mastaba on east, southwest of B. Total depth 1.6 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south built of rubble except on east with stones. Roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 5280 V: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is east of the mastaba and north of Y. Total depth 1.75 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

(3) G 5380
G 5380 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 5.45 meters, and excavated before 4.0 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. In the chamber a north-south cut coffin without lid. Cleared. Drawing.

G 5380 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is north of B. Total depth 7.5 meters, and was excavated before, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. In the chamber a north-south rock cut coffin without lid. Cleared. Drawing on page 1000.

(4) G 5530
G 5530 F: In shaft. Ends at rock. Lined with rubble. It is east of C and south of E. Total depth 90 cm, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

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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
    05/18/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5380

    • 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.