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Diary Transcription:

page 998

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Saturday, May 18, 1940

work on
(1) G 2337 X
(2) G 5280 X, Y, Z, U, V
(3) G 5380 B, C

(1) G 2337
G 2337 X: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 4.93 meters, dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. In the chamber north-south rock cut coffin without lid. The lid is of one stone and thrown in the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

(2) G 5280
G 5280 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry but partly destroyed on south. It south of Y and east of the mastaba. Total depth 95 cm, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south built on west with masonry, on east with rubble and on south with crude brick. Roof destroyed. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 5280 Y: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is in front of the door of the chapel of the mastaba and north of shaft X. Total depth 1.4 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south built of rubble except on west with rubble. Roof destroyed, and only two stones remain on north and south. 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
    05/18/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2337

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5380

    • 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.