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Saturday, December 30, 1939 (continued)

(1) G 5233 (continued)
G 5233 N: In shaft. Lined with crude brick to the rock. Only on east with masonry. It is south of M. Total depth 2.13 meters. Dirty debris and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 5233 Q: In shaft. Lined with rubble, but only on west with stones. It is west of G 5232 and south of O. Total depth 80 cm. Sand, limestone debris, and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 5233 R: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry and cut in limestone filling and bad rock below. It is south of H. Total depth 2.6 meters. Sand, limestone debris and drift papers. In the chamber some bones from the skeleton. Chamber on south. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 5234
A stone mastaba. East of G 5231, north of G 5233 and south of G 5235. With a stone chapel uninscribed. Door opened to the north into the street and the street had a door opened to east into the yard of the rock cut tomb A. In the room on the west is an uninscribed niche. North of the room is the serdab built of stones. The rock cut tomb A and shaft X belonged to that mastaba. Drawing of the mastaba.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 5231

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5233

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5234

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5235

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5331

    • 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.