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Wednesday, May 4, 1938 (continued)

(2) G 2136 [= G 2136']
G 2136 A [= G 2136' A]: In shaft. It is lined with crude brick above topped with rubble and rock cut below. It is north of B. total depth 3.2 meters. Excavated before 70 cm. Drift sand and white limestone debris. In shaft on east break through the chamber of G 2152... Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones and rubble and bound with mud. Left for photo.

G 2136 B [= G 2136' B]: In shaft. Lined with rubble on three sides only on south with stones to the beginning of the rock. It is south of A and east of C. Total depth 80 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

G 2136 C [= G 2136' C]: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. Lining mostly destroyed. It is west of B. Total depth 75 cm. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on north. Lined with rubble, mostly destroyed. Roof destroyed. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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(3) G 2137
A stone mastaba. Partly destroyed. It is west of G 2134, east of G 2138 and south of G 2220. One shaft mastaba, shaft A.

G 2137 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with stones and crude brick underneath. Only on north with big stones of G 2220, to the beginning of the rock. It is in the middle of the mastaba. West of G 2038. Total depth 1.7 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west. Lined with stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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(4) G 2138
A partly destroyed stone mastaba. It is south of G 2220, east of G 2137 and west of G 2139. Sand, and limestone debris. Two shafts A, B, found in debris on the top of the mastaba. Two stones from the lining of the mastaba inscribed in sunk relief, left in place. Also in the debris: small inscribed fragment of a standing figure in relief.

G 2138 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick and rock cut below. Total depth 2.1 meters. Excavated before 30 cm. Sand, dirty debris, limestone debris and drift sand. Chamber on south. Cut in rock, repaired with stones and roofed with slabs. 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
    05/04/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2134a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2136'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2137

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2138

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2139

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2152

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • 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.