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Monday, January 1, 1940 (continued)

(3) G 5242 (continued)
G 5242. Drawing of the mastaba and of G 5243.

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(4) G 5243
A partly destroyed stone mastaba. On east is a decayed uninscribed stele. It is east of G 5242 and west of G 5237. Contains of six shaft A-E and X.

G 5243 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry and cut in rock below. It is south of B and east of C. Total depth 2.7 meters. Sand, limestone debris and drift papers. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. It was blocked with slabs, because we found the remains on south. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 5243 C: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is west of A and south of D. Total depth 2.65 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with slabs and rubble (partly destroyed). In shaft in southeast corner two incomplete jars. Blocking left for photo and also the two pottery jars.

G 5243 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is north of A and east of D. Total depth 1.85 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and drift papers. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. 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
    01/01/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 5237

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5241

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5242

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5243

    • 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.