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Wednesday, May 1, 1940 (continued)

(2) G 2350 [= G 5290] (continued)
G 2350 G [= G 5290 G]. Drawing of shaft.

G 2350 H [= G 5290 H]: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with masonry, but only on south with rubble. It is south of K. Total depth 1.35 meters, excavated before 90 cm, drift sand. Chamber on east built of crude brick and rubble. No blocking. Roof gone. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2350 K [= G 5290 K]: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry, rubble and crude brick and cut in rock below. It is east of G and west of L. North of the lining of the mastaba. Total depth 3.45 meters, excavated before 2.5 meters, sand, dirty debris and paper drifted from air. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2350 L [= G 5290 L]: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is east of K and west of M, north of the mastaba. Total depth 3.7 meters, excavated before 2.9 meters, sand and drift papers. A north-south coffin, only the east side is built with stones. The coffin was covered with slabs, because one of the covering slabs was found on the south. Inside the coffin a loose contracted skeleton burial, head north but displaced. On the bones traces of cloth. Beside the breast appears a wooden headrest and also beside his feet on south is a pottery jar. Body and objects left for photo.

G 2350 M [= G 5290 M]: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is east of L and west of N and north of the mastaba. Total depth 4.2 meters, excavated before 3.3 meters, sand and drift paper. Chamber on east cut in rock. 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
    05/01/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 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.