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Monday, May 9, 1938 (continued)

(3) G 2223a
Rubble mastaba. North of G 2223, south of G 2222 and east of G 2154a. One shaft, A.

G 2223a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. In middle of mastaba. Total depth 2.8 meters. Excavated before 70 cm. Sand and drift papers. Unfinished cutting on east side of shaft. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Drawing of G 2222, G 2223 and G 2223a.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, May 10, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 11, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2152 C(2)
(2) G 4121

(1) G 2152
G 2152 C(2): In shaft. Cut in rock. Below the chamber of G 2152 C(1), and south of A. Total depth 2.78 meters. Rubble, limestone debris, stones, below the stones is limestone debris, potsherds and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Found in shaft debris: fragment of limestone stela with traces of red paint and black paint on the upper part. Blocking left for photo.

(2) G 4121
In exposing the lining of the mastaba. It is a stone mastaba and in exposing the shafts. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Two shafts exposed. The lining and the remains of the shafts not yet exposed. The two shafts not yet lettered and not started in them.

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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
    05/09/1938; 05/10/1938; 05/11/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2152

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2154a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2222

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2223

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2223a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4121

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.