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Sunday, October 10, 1937 (continued)

(1) G 2014
G 2014 F: Removed the roof of chamber II. Mud bound, dubsh and three stones. Underneath the roof appears a cut in rock coffin and inside it body, head on north. Body left for photo.

(2) G 2018a
G 2018a B: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh. In chamber, body head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2018b
G 2018b A: Removed the chamber blocking. The chamber lined and roofed with stones. Two stones, dubsh and mud bound. North-south built coffin, roofed with three stones, and the middle stone displaced. The coffin roof left for photo.

(4) G 2019a
G 2019a B: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 3.6 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and dirty debris. Cleared, open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 2021a
G 2021a B: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones, dubsh and mud bound, underneath sand and limestone debris. Body, head on north, underneath his head a broken head rest. Body, and the head rest left for photo.

(6) G 2021c
G 2021c A: Removed chamber blocking which was in shaft. Total depth 3 meters. Stones, dubsh, mud bound and underneath broken mud-brick, dirty debris and sand. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. In the chamber, body, head on north. Body left for photo.

G 2021c B: Removed the chamber blocking, which was in shaft on west. Total depth 1.6 meters. Stones, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head (broken) on north, left for photo.

(7) G 2024
G 2024 A: Removed chamber II blocking. Two stones, dubsh and mud bound. Underneath white limestone debris. North-south rock-cut coffin covered with limestone lid bound with mud. The coffin lid left for photo.

G 2024 Y: Removed the chamber blocking. One big stone and dubsh and underneath sand and limestone debris. Body, head on north. On the body decayed wood and underneath him red sand. Body left for photo.

(8) G 2027a
G 2027a A: In shaft. Down 4.2 meters. White limestone debris and pebbles. Chamber on north. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft and left the blocking for photo.

G 2027a B: In shaft. It is north of A. Lined with stones above and rock-cut below. This shaft was built below the west wall of mastaba G 2027b. Total depth 2.4 meters. Limestone debris and pebbles. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with two stones, dubsh and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft and left the blocking for photo.

(9) G 2027b
Lined with stones. On the top of mastaba G 2027a. It is west of G 2023, east of G 2018a and south of G 2019b. Four shafts.

G 2027b A: In shaft and chamber. It is south of B, west of X and east of G 2027a A. Lined with stones above and rock-cut below. Down 3.2 meters. Drift sand. In shaft on west and east a cut in rock. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2027b B: In shaft. It is north of A, south of C, east of G 2027a B. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Down 90 cm. White limestone debris. Chamber on west. Blocked with dubsh and mud-brick and bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft. Blocking 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
    10/10/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2018a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2018b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2019a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2021

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2023

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2024

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2027

    • 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.