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Diary Transcription:

page 861

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Monday, January 1, 1940

Work on:
(1) G 5237 A, B, C, D
(2) G 5241 A, B
(3) G 5142 and shaft A
(4) G 5243 A, B, C, D, E, X

(1) G 5237
It was a stone mastaba because we found the remains of the lining. It is west of G 5236, east of G 5243, north of G 5250 and south of G 5240. Contains of four shafts A-D. Sketch of mastaba with G 5236.

G 5237 A: In shaft. Lined with rubble, wholly destroyed on west. It is above the chamber of shaft C. It is north of B and east of C. Total depth 40 cm. Rubble, limestone debris and dirty debris. Reached the roof of chamber C. No chamber.

G 5237 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in bad rock below. It is south of A and east of D. total depth 2.35 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5237 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to the rock. It is west of A and north of D. Total depth 89 cm. Limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. The northern jamb is of one stone. Roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5237 D: In shaft. Lined above with rubble topped with masonry and cut in rock below. It is west of B and south of C. Total depth 2 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south. Cut in rock and blocked with slabs. Left for photo.

(2) G 5241
G 5241 A: In shaft. It is cut in rock. West of B. Total depth 70 cm. Dirty debris and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 5241 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the rock. It is east of A. Total depth 50 cm. Limestone debris and dirty debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. These two shafts are without mastaba.

(3) G 5242
It was a stone mastaba, because we found remains of lining on east. it is west of G 5243 and east of G 5241 A, B. With one shaft A. Drawing of the mastaba will be on page 862.

G 5242 A: In shaft. Lined with crude brick to the rock. It is in the middle of the mastaba. Total depth 1.2 meters. Dirty debris and limestone debris. Chamber on north. Blocked with two slabs bound with mud. Left for photo.

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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
    01/01/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 5236

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5237

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5241

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5242

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5243

    • 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.