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Sunday, March 26, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2073 (continued)
G 2073 C: In shaft. Lined with rubble. It is north of B and south of D, down 1.15 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. In that shaft is the chamber of shaft B. Not reached the rock in shaft and chamber not yet appeared.

G 2073 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is at the north end of the mastaba, north of C. Total depth 1.7 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and traces of bones in the chamber. Chamber in middle of shaft, built of rubble and roof gone. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2073 X: In shaft and chamber. It is cut in rock. It is south of the mastaba to the west. Total depth 1.1 meters, red debris, pebble and limestone debris. Chamber on south cut in rock and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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(3) G 2074
G 2074 A: In shaft. Lined with rubble and ends in bad rock. It is south of B and east of C, down 1.0 meter, red debris, pebble and limestone debris. Chamber in shaft roofed with stones with traces of mud, left for photo.

G 2074 B: In shaft. It is lined with rubble above the chamber of shaft D. It is north of A and east of D, down 1.7 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and red debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and chamber not yet appeared. Stop working in the shaft to after drawing the chamber of shaft D.

G 2074 C: In shaft. It is lined with rubble, west of A and south of D, down 55 cm, red debris, limestone debris and pebble. Chamber in shaft roofed with stones with traces of mud, left for photo.

G 2074 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is west of B and north of C. Total depth 1.85 meters, drift sand. Chamber on east built with rubble and was roofed with slabs, because we found on roofing stone. No blocking. That chamber is in shaft B. 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
    03/26/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2073

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2074

    • 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.