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Saturday, December 30, 1939 (continued)

(4) G 5236
A stone mastaba. West of G 5232, north of G 5235 and east of G 5237 with seven shafts. A-G. Sketch of G 5236 and G 5237 [see previous page].

G 5236 A: In shaft. Lined above with masonry and cut in rock below. It is south of B and east of E. Total depth 5.65 meters. Excavated before 3.5 meters. Sand, dirty debris and drift papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with two slabs leaning on rubble and bound with traces of mud. Left for photo.

G 5236 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 2.85 meters. Excavated before 1.3 meters. Dirty debris and drift sand. In the chamber traces of bones. In shaft on south three unfinished cuttings (perhaps they were going to make the chamber there but left it). Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 5236 C: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is north of B and south of D. Total depth 3.15 meters. Excavated before 1.2 meters. Sand, and dirty debris. Chamber on west. cut in rock. Blocked with rubble and traces of mud bounding. Left for photo.

G 5236 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in bad rock below. It is north of C and east of G. Total depth 3.35 meters. Sand, dirty debris and drift sand. Chamber on west. Cut in bad rock. Roofed with one slab. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 5236 E: In shaft and chamber. Ends at bad rock. Lined with masonry. It is west of A and south of G. Total depth 1.45 meters. Sand, and drift dirty debris. Chamber on south. Built of masonry 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
    12/30/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 5232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5235

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5236

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5237

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.