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Diary Transcription:

page 896a

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Wednesday, February 14, 1940 (continued)

(5) G 2441 (continued)
G 2441 Y: In shaft and chamber. Ends in limestone filling. Lined with masonry. It is in the street north of X. Total depth 1.16 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south. Built of masonry and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

Thursday, February 15, 1940

Work on:
(1) west of G 2400
(2) G 2441 A, B, C
(3) G 2441a A, B, C, D
(4) G 2442 A, B

(1) West of G 2400
West of that mastaba, north of G 2196, G 2197. In removing the old dump heap, search for new mastabas and shafts. Sand, dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Nothing exposed.

(2) G 2441
G 2441 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 4.92 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west. Small chamber as a cutting. No blocking. Drawing.

G 2441 B: In shaft. Below chamber I. total depth 1.8 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble. Chamber II appeared on west. Blocked with rubble, left for photo.

G 2441 C: In shaft. Below chamber I. total depth 3 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble.
Chamber II. On east. Cut in rock, unfinished. 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
    02/14/1940; 02/15/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2400

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2441

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2442

    • 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.