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Monday, May 13, 1940

work on
(1) G 2467 C
(2) G 4981

(1) G 2467
G 2467 C: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock, rubble and mud from the blocking. In the chamber appeared a wooden coffin with lid displaced (thrown inside the coffin). The north side of the coffin bend[s] to the north and the two ends bend to the west and east, the coffin is running east-west. Left for drawing and photo.

(2) G 4981
In the mastaba. In exposing the lining on south, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Exposed all the lining. It is a stone mastaba, partly destroyed on west. The lining on south is broken and wholly destroyed, only the remains the rubble lining which is inside the stone lining. it is east of G 4982, west of G 5080 [(formerly G 2200)], north of the northeast corner of G 4980 and south of the southeast corner of G 2180. Contains of a room, built of stones and uninscribed. On the west is an uninscribed niche. Room opened to the east. Cleared on a mud floor above the rock. Also lettered the excavated shaft A-E, but not started with them.
North of that mastaba, in the street between this mastaba and G 2180 and G 5080, exposed a small lining of a rubble mastaba with the lining wholly destroyed on north and also parts of the east and west walls destroyed. It is numbered G 4981a contains of one shaft lettered A and not started with it.
East of that mastaba, in the street between it and G 5080 [(formerly G 2200)] exposed a shaft, running north-south and north of that is another shaft, lettered G 4981 X and Y. Drawing of G 4981.

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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
    05/13/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2467

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4981

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4981a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4982

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • 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.