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Wednesday, July 8, 1936, (continued)

(1) G 2418 (continued)
G 2418 U: In shaft. It is northwest of the mastaba and south of G 2422. Lined with stones above. Down 75 cm, limestone debris, dubsh and stones fall in to the shaft. Found in debris in shaft: torso of pair statuette man and wife standing side by side, feet and head missing. (head of woman found on 9th of July). After photographed them removed to the Camp. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

G 2418 V: In shaft. North of the mastaba and west of Z. Small shaft, lined with mud brick. Total depth 1.10 meters. Chamber on west lined with mud brick. Blocked with one stone, dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2418 X: In shaft and chamber. It is in the street between this mastaba and G 2423, or southeast of L. Lined with stones. Total depth 1.10 meters, limestone debris, sand and some dubsh. Chamber on south lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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G 2418 Y: In shaft and chamber. It is in the street between this mastaba and G 2423, or east of E, north of X and south of Z. Total depth 1.40 meters, limestone debris, sand and dubsh. Chamber on south lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: skull and bones. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2418 Z: In shaft and chamber. It is at the end of the street which is between this mastaba and G 2423 on north, north of Y. Lined with stones. Total depth 1.75 meters, sand, dubsh and stones. Chamber on north: lined with mud brick and dubsh. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: broken bones. 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
    07/08/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2418

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2422

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2423

    • 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.