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Sunday, May 8, 1938 (continued)

(1) G 2154a (continued)
G 2154a B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is north of A. Total depth 50 cm. Drift sand. Chamber on west. Lined with rubble and stones. Roof gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2154a C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is west of A and east of D. Total depth 1.3 meters. Sand, dirty debris and drift sand. North-south chamber in middle of shaft. Lined with rubble. Roof gone. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2154a D: In shaft. Lined with rubble above the roof of chamber E. West of C and south of E. Total depth 80 cm. Drift sand. Cleared on the roof of chamber E. No chamber.

G 2154a E: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. North of D. Total depth 1.1 meters. Excavated before 50 cm. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on south. Lined with stones on three sides but only on south with crude brick. Roofed with slabs. It is below shaft D. No blocking. Found in chamber debris. Inscribed limestone fragment in (sunk relief). Cleared. Drawing.

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(2) G 2156 [= G 2156']
Partly destroyed stone mastaba. South of G 2220, east of G 2139 and north of G 2454a. Three shafts, A, B, C.

G 2156 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. East of B. Total depth 3.9 meters. Excavated before 2 meters. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. North-south cut coffin without lid. 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
    05/08/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2139

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2154a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2156'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • 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.