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Wednesday, December 20, 1939

Work on:
(1) G 5330 A

(1) G 5330
G 5330 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick topped with rubble and rock cut below. It is north of B. total depth 9.7 meters excavated before 6 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, stones and drift papers. In shaft on south are four cuts in rock running to south about 15 centimeters. Perhaps they were going to cut the chamber above but afterwards left it and cut it below. Chamber. On south. Cut in rock. No blocking. In the floor of the chamber is a cut in rock running underneath the coffin, on south, also another cutting in the southeast corner, which is full red debris and rubble. It is not yet known if it is broken into another chamber or not. In the chamber is a north-south coffin with lid (but not in place). Found in chamber debris: lid of limestone canopic jar, two plaster jar stoppers (one small and the second big). Drawing of shaft.


Thursday, December 21, 1939

Work on:
(1) East of G 5330 and shaft B
(2) G 5331 and shafts A, B
(3) G 5333 and shaft A

(1) G 5330
[East of mastaba.] In removing the big stones, which were fallen from the mastaba on the east. Search for a rock cut tomb in that place.

G 5330 B: In shaft. Ends at bad rock. Lined with big rubble. It is south of A. total depth 2.2 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and drift papers. No chamber. Type 7 X.

(2) G 5331
A stone mastaba. South of G 5332 and west of G 5334. Contains of two shafts A, B.

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  • 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
    12/20/1939; 12/21/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 5330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5331

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5332

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5333

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5334

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.