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Friday, January 17, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2132 A, C

(1) G 2132
G 2132 A: In shaft and chamber. Small shaft, lined with mud brick and partly destroyed. It is east of B and south of C. Total depth 2.2 meters. Limestone debris, stones and dubsh. Chamber on south, lined with mud brick, roofed with three slabs, roof partly destroyed. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2132 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones, dubsh and mud brick, partly destroyed. It is north of A, total depth 1.5 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on north, lined with mud brick and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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Saturday, January 18, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2132 B
(2) G 2134 A, B, C, D, X

(1) G 2132
G 2132 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with mud brick, west of A. Down 6 meters. Limestone debris, stones, black debris and underneath sand. Chamber I appear[s] on south, lined with stones, and partly destroyed. It was roofed with stones, but roof now gone. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached chamber II.

(2) G 2134
On top of the mastaba and in its shafts. Small mastaba, lined with stones. Lining partly destroyed. It is east mastaba G 2133, north of mastaba G 2135 [= G 2135' = G 2134a], west of mastaba G 2137 and south of the big mastaba G 2220 [to N]. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposing shafts A, B, C, D, X.

G 2134 A: In shaft. It was lined with dubsh above. Lining now gone, only some remains, and rock below. It is west of shafts B and C and [east] of X. Down 2 meters. Stones, sand, black debris and papers underneath. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

G 2134 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones and dubsh. It is south of C. Total depth 2.5 meters. Sand and papers. Chamber on east, lined with stones and mud, roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    01/17/1936; 01/18/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2132

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2134

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2134a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2135'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.