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Sunday, December 12, 1937 (continued)

(1) G 2114 (continued)
G 2114 H: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick to the beginning of the rock. It is west of E and east of G. Total depth 1.1 meters. Dirty debris and broken mud-brick. Chamber, on east, lined with crude brick. Only on east destroyed. Roof gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Mohammed Said Ahmed arrived and with him Dahi Ahmed and Mohammed Salem.

Monday, December 13, 1937

Work on
(1) G 6027
(2) G 6028 A, B, C, D, E

(1) G 6027
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shaft and the northwest and southwest corners of the mastaba and its west wall. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the corners and the wall. Also exposed the serdab of the mastaba. Roof gone and found empty. Also exposed some shafts.

(2) G 6028
G 6028 A: In shaft. In clearing the shaft for drawing. It is excavated before in 1925. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is north of B and west of D. Total depth 2.4 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 6028 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is south of A and north of C. Total depth 2.1 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 6028 C: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is south of B and west of the serdab. Total depth 2 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 6028 D: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is east of A and north of E. Total depth 1.85 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 6028 E: In shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is south of D and north of the serdab. Total depth 1.6 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

Tuesday, December 14, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, December 15, 1937

Work on
(1) G 6027
(2) G 6050 A, B
(3) G 6052 A, B

(1) G 6027
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the shafts. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the remains of shafts but not yet numbered.

(2) G 6050
G 6050 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and masonry underneath and rock-cut below. It is north of B. Total depth 13.5 meters. Excavated before 12.2 meters. Sand and drift paper. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock-cut coffin without lid. Cleared.

G 6050 B: In shaft. Lined with masonry to the beginning of the rock. It is south of A. Total depth 1.32 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(3) G 6052
G 6052 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry above and rock-cut below. It is north of B. Total depth 5.6 meters. Excavated before 4.5 meters. Sand drift papers. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock-cut coffin. Lid gone. Broken on northeast. Cleared.

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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
    12/12/1937; 12/13/1937; 12/14/1937; 12/15/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Dahi Ahmed (expedition photographer)
    Mohamed Salem
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2114

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6027

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6028

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6050

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6052

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Dahi Ahmed (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photograher.
  • 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.
  • Mohamed Salem

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Son of Salem Hassan (Expedition cook).
  • 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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.