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Thursday, February 15, 1940 (continued)

(3) G 2441a
Margin Note: G 2441a shafts.
A wholly destroyed mastaba. West of G 2441, east of G 2401 and north of G 2402 a. contains four shafts: A, B, C, D.

G 2441a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. it is south of B and west of D. Total depth 2.45 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble. Chamber on south. Built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. cleared. Drawing.

G 2441a B: In shaft and chamber. It is a north-south shaft. Lined above with masonry and cut in rock below. It is north of A. Total depth 6 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. In the chamber a decayed wooden coffin (broken) running north-south, inside the coffin bones of a skeleton, left for photo.

G 2441a C: In shaft. Lined with rubble, lining partly destroyed on south. It is west of G 2441 and south of shaft D. Total depth 1.05 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on north. Blocked with rubble and bound with mud. Left for photo.

G 2441a D: In shaft. Lined with rubble. It is west of G 2441 and north of C and east of A. Total depth 80 centimeters. Chamber on north. Blocked with rubble and bound with mud. Left for photo.

(2) G 2442
Margin Note: G 2442 shafts.
A stone mastaba. West of G 2419, east of G 2441 and north of G 2402 c. contains six shafts: A, B, C, D, X, Y.

G 2442 A: In shaft. Lined above with masonry topped with rubble and rock cut below. It is east of B and west of X. Total depth, 2.5 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Not reached the rock in shaft and chamber not yet appear.

G 2442 B: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with rubble. West of A. Total depth 2.35 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west. Built of crude brick and bound with mud. 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
    02/15/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2441

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2442

    • 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.