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Wednesday, April 22, 1936 (continued)

(3) G 2407
In the room of the mastaba, on northeast side and west of shaft V. Limestone debris and dubsh, exposed shaft W.

G 2407 A: In shaft and in chamber I. It is south of A2 and west of X. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Total depth 4.4 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Two chambers appear, I and II.
Chamber I: On north. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Shaft A2 appears in chamber I. Found in chamber I debris - bones.
Chamber II: On east. Small chamber, cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.


G 2407 A2: In shaft. It is inside chamber I of G 2407 A. Lined with dubsh, partly destroyed on north and south, and rock below. It is north of shaft G 2407 A and south of G 2407 B. Total depth 3.3 meters. White limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on east, blocked with slabs and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2407 B: In shaft, and in chamber. Lined with dubsh and mud brick above and rock below. It is north of A2 and south of C. Total depth 2.7 meters. Stones from the room which built over the debris. We removed the stones and underneath limestone debris. Chamber on west, running under the casing of the mastaba, lined with mud brick. Roofed with two stones (one missing). No blocking, chamber bound with plaster. Found in shaft debris: four sandstone fragments with green copper. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.


G 2407 C: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud above. It is north of B and south of the serdab which is south of shaft D. Down 1.8 meters. Stones from the room, limestone debris, dubsh and potsherds underneath. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

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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
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.