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Friday, December 17, 1937 (continued)

(3) G 6043
G 6043 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry above and rock-cut below. It is south of B and north of the stela. Total depth 2.31 meters. Excavated before 1 meter. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared.

G 6043 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry above and rock-cut below. It is north of A. Total depth 1.6 meters. Excavated before 80 cm. Drift sand. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Underneath G 6042. It was blocked with stones because we found stones from the blocking in the shaft. Cleared.

G 6043 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and partly destroyed on north and west and limestone debris underneath. It is north of D and west of F. Total depth 1.95 meters. Drift sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Chamber on north. Built of masonry. Roof gone. No blocking. Cleared.

G 6043 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is south of C and west of E. Total depth 1.15 meters. Excavated before 50 cm. Drift sand. Chamber on south. Built of rubble. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared.

G 6043 E: In shaft. Lined with limestone debris topped with rubble. It is east of D. Total depth 2.4 meters. Excavated before 1 meter. Drift sand. Chamber on north. Blocked with rubble, and with traces of mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 6043 F: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to a limestone floor. It is west of H. Total depth 2.3 meters. Excavated before 1.1 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on north. Lined with rubble. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared.

G 6043 G: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is north of H. Total depth 1.9 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west. Blocked with slabs and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 6043 H: In shaft. It is lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It s south of H, north of I and west of the stela. Total depth 1.9 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west. Blocked with rubble and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 6043 I: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 1.9 meters. Excavated before 30 cm. Drift sand. Chamber on south. Blocked with rubble and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

(4) G 6044
G 6044 A: In shaft. Lined with masonry above and rock-cut below. It is south of E, north of F and east of B. Total depth 5.15 meters. Excavated before 3.9 meters. Chamber on north. Cut in rock. No blocking. Bad rock on north side (broken). It is full of white limestone debris. On the top of that white limestone appears the lining and the chamber of shaft E, hang [?] on the limestone debris. We will clear this chamber after the chamber of shaft E.

G 6044 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble above, stones underneath and rock-cut below. It is west of A, south of C and north of D. Total depth 6.05 meters. Excavated before 4 meters. Sand and drift papers. Two chambers.
Chamber I. On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. On top of chamber II.
Chamber II. On west. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 6044 C: In shaft. Lined with stones to the beginning of the rock. It is west of the serdab and north of B. Total depth 2.38 meters. Excavated before 60 cm. Drift sand. Chamber on west. Blocked with two slabs and rubble. Blocking left for photo.

G 6044 D: In shaft. Lined with rubble. South of B and west of F. Down 1.25 meters. Excavated before 30 cm. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on west. Blocked with slabs and rubble with traces of mud bound. Blocking photographed before and left for drawing.

G 6044 E: Lined with stones only on south rock below. Small shaft. North of A and south of the serdab. Total depth 1.9 meters. Chamber. On north. Below the serdab. Lined with stones and roofed with stones. No blocking, only the lining was on the limestone debris of shaft A.

G 6044 F: In shaft. Lined with masonry. South of A and east of D. Total depth 2 meters. Excavated before 1 meter. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

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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
    12/17/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 6042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6043

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6044

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

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.