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Thursday, December 16, 1937 (continued)

(8) G 6051
G 6051 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and rock-cut below. It is east of E and south of B. Total depth 4.5 meters. Excavated before 2.5 meters. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Unfinished cutting is a canopic pit in southeast corner. Cleared.

G 6051 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is north of A and east of C. Total depth 1 meter. Excavated before 30 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 6051 C: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is west of B, east of D and north of E. Total depth 96 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 6051 D: In shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. West of C and north of F. Total depth 86 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 6051 E: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is west of A, south of C and east of F. Total depth 1.1 meters. Excavated before 60 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 6051 F: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. South of D and west of E. Total depth 1 meter. Excavated before 30 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 6051 G: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. South of F and west of H. Total depth 2.9 meters. Excavated before 1.6 meters. Drift sand. Chamber in the middle of the shaft from north-south. Built of rubble. Roof gone. Cleared.

G 6051 H: In shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is east of G and north of I. Total depth 1.4 meters. Excavated before 80 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 6051 I: In shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is south of H and east of K. Total depth 1.25 meters. Excavated before 80 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 6051 J: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is west of K. Total depth 80 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 6051 K: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is west of I and east of J. Total depth 1.34 meters. Drift sand ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

Friday, December 17, 1937

Work on
(1) 6014 B, D
(2) G 6042 C, H, I, K, L
(3) G 6043 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I
(4) G 6044 A, B, C, D, E, F, X, Y

(1) G 6014
G 6014 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is southeast of A, east of D and north of C. Total depth 1.4 meters. Excavated before 90 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 6014 D: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is west of B and north of E. Total depth 1.5 meters. Excavated before 80 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 6042
G 6042 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and rock-cut below. It is north of D, south of E and west of H. Total depth 5 meters. Excavated before 3.7 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared.

G 6042 H: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. East of C, north of B, south of J and west of K. Total depth 1.75 meters. Excavated before 1 meter. Drift sand ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 6042 I: In shaft. It is cut in rock, only on east and south one course of masonry. It is in the northwest corner of the north room. Total depth 1.05 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 6042 K: In shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is east of H and north of L. Total depth 2.2 meters. Excavated before 1.2 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 6042 L: In shaft. Lined with rubble. It is east of B and south of K. Down 90 cm. Excavated before 30 cm. Drift sand. Chamber in shaft from north to south. Roofed with big rubble with traces of mud bound. Left for photo.

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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
    12/16/1937; 12/17/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 6014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6043

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6044

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6051

    • 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.