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Saturday, April 22, 1939

work on
(1) G 2231 A-I
(2) G 2232 A-D
(3) South of G 2240

(1) G 2231
G 2231 A: In shaft. Lined above with rubble on three sides, but only on north with masonry and rock cut below. It is south of B and east of F. Total depth 4.15 meters, drift sand. Ends at rock, no chamber. Only on north is a cutting in rock ca. 10 cm, perhaps was prepared to be a chamber, but they left and unfinished it.

G 2231 B: In shaft. Lined with masonry. It is north of A and south of C, down 30 cm. Chamber in shaft, roofed with slabs and with traces of mud, left for photo.

G 2231 C: In shaft. Lined on north and east with rubble and on west and south with masonry. Ends at rock. It is north of B, south of D and east of G. Total depth 70 cm, limestone debris and rubble. Ends at rock, no chamber. Type 7X.

G 2231 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble but only on south with masonry. Ends at rock. It is north of C, south of E and east of H. Total depth 1.3 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east built of rubble and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2231 E: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the rock. It is north of D and east of I. Total depth 1.4 meters, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on north blocked with rubble without bound, left for photo.

G 2231 F: In shaft. Lined with rubble but only on north with masonry to the rock. It is west of A and south of G. Total depth 1.75 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Ends at rock, no chamber, 7X.

G 2231 G: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. It is north of F, west of C and south of H. Total depth 3.55 meters, drift sand, limestone debris, rubble and sand. Chamber, on east cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2231 H: In shaft. Lined with rubble but only on south with masonry. It is north of G, south of I and west of D. Total depth 1.42 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

G 2231 I: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble. It is north of H and west of E. Total depth 1.5 meters, sand, limestone debris, and rubble. Chamber on north built of rubble and roofed with slabs. 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
    04/22/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

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.