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Wednesday, August 28, 1935 (continued)

(6) G 5332 (continued)
Drawing of G 5332 X


Drawing of mastaba G 5332 and shafts.


Thursday, August 29, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2320 I [= G 5280]

(1) G 2320 [= G 5280]
G 2320 I [= G 5280 I]: In shaft. Lined with mud brick above for 1.55 meters and underneath one stone course and rock below. It is west of mastaba G 2320. Down 4.75 meters. White limestone debris, dubsh and underneath sand mixed with limestone debris, and some papers. Chamber appears on the beginning of the building on top. On south lined with dubsh. Roof gone. No blocking. Excavated before. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not yet exposed. We search for the big shaft in the mastaba, because all the shafts are small. We found shaft G 2320 I and we exposed the small chamber first. Then the Mudir order[ed] us to dig again in this shaft, because they exposed the small shaft before, and the Mudir told us that we did not excavate this shaft before. We began to dig into this shaft. Drawing on page 112.

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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
    08/28/1935; 08/29/1935
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5332

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

People 3

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.