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Wednesday, December 27, 1939 (continued)

(4) G 5334 (continued)
G 5334 D. Drawing of shaft.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Thursday, December 28, 1939

Work on:
(1) G 5221 and shaft B
(2) G 5223 and shaft A
(3) G 5224 and shafts A, B
(4) G 5225 and shafts A, B, C
(5) G 5226 A
(6) G 5228 A, B
(7) G 5229 A

(1) G 5221
A wholly destroyed stone mastaba. Only one stone and an uninscribed niche preserved on east. It is north of G 5222, south of G 5232 and east of G 5228 and shafts A, B. With two shafts A, B. Sketch of the mastaba.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5221 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in bad and good rock below. It is south of A. total depth 8.45 meters. Excavated before 7 meters. Red debris, limestone debris, rubble, stones and drift papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Coffin with lid in place only broken on southwest. Found in chamber debris in front of the door: four limestone canopic jars (broken in twenty-six fragments), four canopic jars lids complete, plaster jar stopper with pottery fragment stuck to it. Chamber not yet cleaned around the coffin from north, south and west.

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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
    12/28/1939; 12/28/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 5221

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5222

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5223

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5224

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5225

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5226

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5228

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5229

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5334

    • 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.