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Saturday, February 19, 1938 (continued)

(4) G 6025
G 6025 E: In shaft. Total depth 5 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones resting on limestone debris and rubble and with traces of mud. Blocking left for photo.

(5) G 6025a
In exposing the lining of the mastaba and the shafts. A stone mastaba partly destroyed on west. It is south of G 6025 and north of G 6026. Sand and limestone debris. Exposed the lining and three shafts A, B, C.

Sunday, February 20, 1937

Work on
(1) G 6025a A, B, C
(2) G 6026 A, B

(1) G 6025a
G 6025a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is south of B. Total depth 3 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, dirty debris and potsherds. Chamber in middle of shaft, built with stones and roofed with stones, roof partly gone on north. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 6025a B: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 4 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and below the dubsh stones and bound with mud Blocking left for photo.

G 6025a C: In shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is north of B, south of G 6025c. Total depth 80 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

(2) G 6026
G 6026 A: In shaft. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. It is east of B. total depth 4.14 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. Blocked with big rubble and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 6026 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry topped, with one course of crude brick and rock below. It is west of A. Total depth __meters[?]. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Quarry and mason's marks in the ceiling of the chamber and also on north of the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

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Rifai Abd el Azim left for Quft.

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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
    02/19/1938; 02/20/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Rifai Abd-el-Azim

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 6025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6026

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • Rifai Abd-el-Azim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.