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Wednesday, March 13, 1940 (continued)

(3) G 2473
A stone mastaba. west of G 2400, east of G 2472 and north of G 2198. Contains three shafts A, B, C. With a stone room between this mastaba and G 2400, because it is a street. On west is appeared some inscriptions on gypsum. The remains of the lining of the room and the door not yet exposed. West of that room is a serdab built of stones, running north-south with roof destroyed. Total depth 1.4 meters. Room cleared on a limestone debris and found empty.

Thursday, March 14, 1940

Work on:
(1) east of G 2000
(2) north of G 2400
(3) G 2436 X
(4) G 2438 Z
(5) G 2439 A
(6) north of G 2466
(7) north of G 2473 and south of it

(1) East of G 2000
East of that mastaba and east of the southeast corner. Searching for crude brick lining or stone between it and G 2001. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. No lining exposed in that place.

(2) North of G 2400
North of the mastaba, or in the street between this mastaba and G 2440. In exposing the lining of the mastaba G 2440 on south. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Excavating the street to the east. Remains of the mastabas not yet exposed.

(3) G 2436
G 2436 X: Removed the bones of the body from the chamber (male figure). Empty. Drawing of shaft.

(4) G 2438
G 2438 Z: Removed the bones of the skeleton from the chamber (female). It is drawing and the remains of the chamber not photographed.

(5) G 2439
G 2439 A: Removed the bones of the skeleton from the chamber and cleared it. 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
    03/13/1940; 03/14/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 11

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2001

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2198

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2400

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2436

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2438

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2439

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2440

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2466

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2472

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2473

    • 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.