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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, May 8, 1938 (continued)

(3) G 2222 (continued)
G 2222 C: In shaft. Lined above with crude brick and rock cut below. It is south of A and west of D. Total depth 1.3 meters. Sand, dirty debris. Ends at rock. No chamber type 7x.

G 2222 D: In shaft. Lined with crude brick and ends at rock. It is east of C. Total depth 1 meter. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

Monday, May 9, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2154 X
(2) G 2223 A, B
(3) G 2223a A

(1) G 2154
G 2154 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick and ends at rock. South of F. Total depth 66 cm. Limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on north. Lined with crude brick on three sides, but only on north with stones. Roofed with slabs (partly destroyed). No blocking. One of the roofing stones is inscribed in relief [38-5-5]. The stone photographed, drawn and removed. Sketch of the stone. [no sketch]. Shaft Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2223
Partly destroyed stone mastaba. East of G 2154 and south of G 2223a. Two shafts, A, B.

G 2223 A: In shaft and chamber. It is cut in rock. South of B. Total depth 2.7 meters. Dirty debris, sand, and drift papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2223 B: In shaft. It is cut in rock. North of A. Total depth 50 cm. Red debris, pebble and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

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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
    05/08/1938; 05/09/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2154

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2222

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2223

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2223a

    • 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.