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Monday, February 24, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2043a [= G 2045b] A, B, C, X

(1) G 2043a [= G 2045b]
G 2043a A [= G 2045b A]: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above. It is the first shaft in the mastaba on north. North of B. Down 1.55 meters. Limestone debris and pebble. Chamber in the shaft, roofed with dubsh and bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft, leaving the chamber roof for photo.

G 2043a B [= G 2045b B]: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and rock below, and bound with gypsum, because the rock is bad. It is south of A and north of C. Total depth 4.85 meters. Drift and above and underneath limestone debris, pebble and sand. Chamber on west cut in rock. It was blocked with stones, because one stone from the blocking is remain[ing] on south in its place and bound with mud. It is a small chamber. Found in chamber debris: scattered bones. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2043a C [= G 2045b C]: In shaft. Lined with dubsh, south of B and west of X. Down 2.05 meters. Limestone debris and pebble. Chamber in the middle of the shaft, lined with dubsh and roofed with dubsh. Also blocked with dubsh and mud brick and bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft, the chamber roof and block left for photo.

G 2043a X [= G 2045b X]: In shaft. It is [a] small shaft, lined with stones. It is built in the room which lies between this mastaba and G 2045. It is east of C, total depth 50 cm, black debris and pebble. Ended at rock. No chamber. 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
    02/24/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2045

    • 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.