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Thursday, November 14, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 2347a (continued)
G 2347a D [= G 5564 B]: In chamber. Black debris and some dubsh. Cleared. Drawing.


G 2347a E [= G 5564 C]: In shaft. Black debris, broken mud brick, dubsh and some coal. Ended at rock. no chamber.

(2) G 2357
G 2357 W [= G 5561 W]: Removed the body and fragments of cloth from the chamber. Drawing.


(3) G 2358
G 2358 D [= G 5540 B]: In shaft and chambers. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is east of shaft E and south of A. Total depth 2.9 meters. Excavated before 1.7 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Two chambers in this shaft.
Chamber I: On south. Lined with dubsh; roofed with stones and the roof gone now; no blocking.
Chamber II: On east. Cut in rock. No blocking; cleared for drawing. Drawing on page 165.

(4) G 2385
In digging hole on the top of the mastaba, south of the rock-cut tomb G 2378, in the room on northwest side. Total depth of the hole 3.6 meters. Limestone debris, black debris and dubsh. Search for a rock-cut tomb in this place.

(5) G 2391
G 2391 A: In shaft and chamber. It is the first shaft in the mastaba on southeast side or south of shaft B and east of shaft D. Lined with stone above and rock below. On south the building gone. Total depth 3.65 meters. Excavated before 2 meters. Black debris, some dubsh and stones. Chamber on west, cut in rock, no blocking. Reached the rock in shaft, chamber not yet cleared.

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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 4

  • G 2385

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2391

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5561

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5564

    • 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.