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Thursday, December 28, 1939 (continued)

(4) G 5225
It was a stone mastaba, because we found the remains of the lining on east. It is west of G 5224 and east of G 5226 A. With three shafts A-C. Drawing with G 5224.

G 5225 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with limestone debris topped with rubble and cut in bad rock below. It is north of B. Total depth 4.1 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on east. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Found in shaft debris. Toe of an alabaster statue. Chamber cleared. Drawing.

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G 5225 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble. It is south of A and north of C. Total depth 85 centimeters. Limestone debris, sand and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 5225 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble but only on west is a stone underneath the rubble and bad rock below. It is south of B. Total depth 2 meters. Red debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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(5) G 5226
G 5226 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble but only on west is a stone underneath the rubble and cut in bad rock below. It is west of G 5225 and east of G 5227 a. total depth 1.9 meters. Red debris and rubble. Chamber on east. Cut in bad rock, only the jambs with stones. No blocking. The mastaba in which this shaft is wholly destroyed. 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
    12/28/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 5224

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5225

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5226

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5227

    • 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.