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Thursday, April 11, 1940 (continued)

(7) G 2471
G 2471 A: In shaft. Lined with rubble and cut in rock below. It is south of B, down 2.7 meters, sand, dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2471 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble. North of A and east of E, down 1.0 meter, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber in shaft roofed with two slabs covered with traces of mud, left for photo.

G 2471 C: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is south of D, down 1.9 meters, limestone debris, red debris, blocked with slabs and rubble and bound with mud, intact. Chamber on west not reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2471 D: In shaft. Lined with rubble. It is north of C and south of E. Total depth 1.85 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west blocked with rough stone and rubble and with traces of mud, left for photo.

G 2471 E: In shaft. Lined with rubble. Ends at rock. It is north of D and west of B. Total depth 1.65 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber.

G 2471 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry and cut in rock below. It is in the street between this mastaba and G 2472. Total depth 1.38 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on north built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

(8) G 2471a
G 2471a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry. Only on east with rubble above limestone debris. It is in the middle of the mastaba and north of G 2471, down 2.0 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east built of stones (in shaft A2) and roofed with slabs. No blocking.
That shaft was built in the old shaft and we lettered it A2. Cleared the chamber above the limestone debris and found empty. Rock in old shaft not yet reached.

Friday, April 12, 1940

work on
(1) G 2471 A, Y, Z
(2) G 2472 A, B, X, Y, Z
(3) G 2472 A, B

(1) G 2471
G 2471 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 4.4 meters, sand, dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Broken wooden coffin fallen on the body, running north-south, left for photo.

G 2471 Y: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and only on east with masonry (G 2471). It is west of D, and west of the lining of the mastaba. Total depth 85 cm, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on north built of rubble, but only on east with stones and bound with gypsum. Roofed with slabs. 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
    04/11/1940; 04/12/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2471

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2472

    • 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.