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Sunday, March 26, 1939 (continued)

(4) G 2075
Partly destroyed stone mastaba west of G 2073 and north of G 2076. Contained of two shafts: A-D. On east from north is a stone course running north south, and on south there is a stone continued with G 2073 (the same as a small room).

G 2075 A: In shaft. Lined with rubble only on east with stones of G 2073. It is north of the northeast corner of G 2076. Total depth 1.6 meters, red debris, limestone debris and pebble. Ends at rock. No chamber.

G 2075 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the bad rock. It is south of C and east of D. Total depth 1.3 meters, red debris, pebble and limestone debris. Chamber on east blocked with rubble and with traces of mud, left for photo.

G 2075 C: In shaft and chamber. It is cut in bad rock, only on west topped with rubble. It is north of B. Total depth 1.1 meter, sand, limestone debris, rubble and bones. Chamber in shaft built of rubble (destroyed) and also roof gone. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2075 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick and rubble and cut in bad rock below. It is west of B, down 1.75 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and in the chamber sand and bones. Chamber on west cut in rock, roofed with one slab. No blocking. The doorjambs of the chamber is of crude brick. Chamber cleared. That chamber is built inside another shaft so we lettered it D(2). Stop work in it for the drawing.

(5) G 2084
G 2084 B: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

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G 2084 D: Removed the body from the chamber. Body drawn but not photographed because the chamber is very narrow.

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G 2084 E: Removed the body from the chamber.

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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
    03/26/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2073

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2075

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2076

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2084

    • 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.