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Friday, May 5, 1939 (continued)

(4) G 2246
A partly destroyed stone mastaba, east of G 2243, with three shafts, A, B, C. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2246 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick and rock cut below. South of B and C. Total depth 1.5 meters, dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west cut in rock, only the doorjambs with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2246 B: In shaft. Lined with crude brick. Ends at rock. East of C. Total depth 70 cm, dirty debris, sand and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber.

G 2246 C: In shaft. Lined with crude brick, resting on rubble. Ends at rock. West of B. Total depth 90 cm, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west blocked with stone and rubble and bound with mud, left for photo.

Saturday, May 6, 1939

work on
(1) G 2061 C
(2) G 2061a A
(3) G 2231 B, E
(4) G 2232 A-D
(5) G 2233 B, C, D
(6) G 2234 B
(7) G 2236 B
(8) G 2237 A
(9) G 2240 East of mastaba

(1) G 2061
G 2061 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs, rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

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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
    05/05/1939; 05/06/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 2061

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2230+2231

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2233

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2234

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2236

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2237

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2243

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2246

    • 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.