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page 983

microfilm: begin page 983a

Thursday, May 2, 1940 (continued)

(5) G 2471 (continued)
G 2471 C: Mr. Melnicoff went down in shaft to draw the wooden coffin. After drawing and photograph removed the lid and the east side of the coffin and parts of the ends (north and south), now remains the west side and part of the ends. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head on north wrapped in linen, left for photo.

(6) G 2474
G 2474 D: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock, stone, rubble and limestone debris from the blocking. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head on north, female, left for photo.

G 2474 E: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in bad rock, stones, mud and limestone debris. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head on north: male, left for photo.

G 2474 G: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs, stones, rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, contracted skeleton, head on north: female, left for photo.

(7) G 2475
G 2475 B: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock, rubble, mud and limestone debris from the blocking. Body, contracted skeleton, head on north, left for photo.

G 2475 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones only on south with rubble. Roofed with slabs, stones, rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, contracted skeleton, head on north: male, left for photo.

(8) G 2476
G 2476 A-2: In shaft and chamber. It is cut in rock. It is in chamber of shaft A on north. Total depth 2.75 meters, to the floor of chamber A, rubble, stones and limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2476 C: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock, stones, rubble and traces of mud. In the chamber a wooden coffin on west running north-south with complete lid in place, left for photo.

G 2476 D: Removed the chamber roof. It is cut in rock, only on west and east with rubble and bound with gypsum and running north-south, stones and mud from the roof. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head on north and underneath his head a brick, left for photo.

Friday, May 3, 1940

work on
(1) South of G 2180
(2) G 2355 A
(3) G 2464 A
(4) G 2469 A
(5) G 2471 C

(1) South of G 2180
South of this mastaba in the street between it and G 4980. In cleaning the street, drift sand, rubble and stones. Street not yet cleaned.

(2) G 2355
G 2355 A: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with crude brick. It is south of X and east of G 2350 [= G 5290]. Total depth 2.2 meters, excavated before 1.2 meters, sand and dirty debris. Chamber on south built of crude brick and roofed with slabs and it was plastered with plaster and traces of bounding was found. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 984.

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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
    05/02/1940; 05/03/1940
  • Mentioned on page
    Nicholas Melnikoff
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2355

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2464

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2469

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2471

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2474

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2475

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2476

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4980

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 3

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.
  • Nicholas Melnikoff

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates