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Friday, March 6, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2004, in the room and shafts A, W, X

(1) G 2004
G 2004 room: In the room. It is in the east side of the mastaba, running from north to south, lined with stones. The roof gone. Drift sand, stones and dubsh, the room door opened to east. Three columns appear in the room and not inscribed stela on west side. This stela covered with gypsum and have[has] some red paint. Exposing four small shafts roofed with stones. The shafts are W, X, Y and Z. Not yet cleared on east side, and north of shaft.
Drawing of the room, and shafts appear today.


G 2004 A: In shaft. Total depth 8.4 meters. Limestone debris and black debris. Chamber II appears on south, cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh, some stones and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft, leaving chamber II block for photo.

G 2004 W: In shaft and chamber. Lined with mud brick on two sides south and west and lined with stones on north. On east the room's door opened into it. It is small shaft, east of X and north of Z. Down 1 meter. Drift sand, stones fallen into it and dubsh. Chamber on north, lined with stones, and was roofed with stones also, because two remain[ing] stones from the roof on south. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not yet cleared.

G 2004 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones, and partly destroyed. It is west of W and north of Y, or it is in the northwest corner of the room. Total depth 2.2 meters. Drift sand, new wooden fragments, and some dirties. Chamber on south. Lined with stones on three sides, east, west and north. On south lined with mud brick. Roofed before with stones, because two stones remains from the roof. Cleared. Drawing.


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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
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2003

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2004

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.