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Monday, March 18, 1940 (continued)

(3) G 2442 (continued)
G 2442 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble but only on west with stones. Roofed with slabs, crude brick, rubble and traces of mud. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head north, left for photo.

(4) G 2465
G 2465 B: Removed the chamber blocking. It cut in rock, rubble, traces of mud. Body, turned, head thrown beside the bones on north. Above the bones sand. Body, was in shape of tight contracted skeleton, left for photo.

G 2465 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble, stones, some rubble and traces of mud. Body was in shape of tight contracted skeleton, head on north, left for photo.

(5) G 2465a
G 2465a A: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and bound with plaster. Roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from blocking. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head north, left for photo.

(6) G 2465b
G 2465b A: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with slabs, crude brick and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head on north, over the bones traces of red mud, left for photo.

G 2465b B: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with slabs. Body, tight contracted skeleton, with traces of decayed linen over the bones. Head north, displaced, left for photo.

(7) G 2465c
G 2465c A: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with slabs. Stones, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head north, left for photo.

(8) North of G 2467
North of that mastaba, in removing the old dump. Searching for new mastabas and shafts in that place, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and dirty debris. Found in debris: inscribed limestone fragment in relief, showing birds and animals. Nothing exposed yet.

(9) G 2468
G 2468 A: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock. Rubble, stones and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head broken thrown to the east. Traces of linen over the body, left for photo.

G 2468 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Stones, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Traces of bones of a child from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2468 D: Removed chamber II blocking which is in shaft. Built on east and west with crude brick and on north and south cut in rock. Stones and traces of mud from the roof. In the chamber small decayed and broken wooden coffin, running north-south, with traces of the bones appeared, left for photo.

G 2468 E: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with slabs. Rubble and traces of mud from the blocking and traces of bones in the chamber. Cleared. Drawing of shaft on page 924.

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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
    03/18/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2442

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2467

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2468

    • 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.