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Wednesday, May 3, 1939 (continued)

(5) G 2240
G 2240 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble rested on masonry (lining partly destroyed) and rock cut below. South of B. Total depth 4.25 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Chamber on north cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock cut chamber was covered with lid (of one big slab) thrown in the chamber east of the coffin. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2240 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the rock, north of A. Total depth 1.75 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south blocked with one big stone and limestone debris and bound with mud, left for photo.

Thursday, May 4, 1939

work on
(1) G 2241 A, B 1/2
(2) G 2242 A-C, X
(3) G 2240a A
(4) top of G 2243 and shafts A-F and the serdab
(5) G 2243 A

(1) G 2241
G 2241 A: In shaft and chamber I. Lined with rubble, only on south with stones of G 2242, ends at rock, south of B, total depth 1.6 meters, limestone debris, rubble, potsherds and dirty debris. Two chambers:
Chamber I: on east, lined with rubble and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared.
Chamber II: on west, blocked with rubble and bound with mud, left for photo.

G 2241 B: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is north of A, down 2.3 meters, limestone debris, rubble and red debris. Chamber on east, in shaft blocked with rubble and bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft, and blocking left for photo.

(2) G 2242
G 2242 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. West of room a and southeast of B. Total depth 3.57 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. 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
    05/03/1939; 05/04/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2241

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2242

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2243

    • 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.