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Thursday, October 7, 1937 (continued)

(5) G 2021c
This mastaba east of G 2023 on south. Lined with stones, partly destroyed. Three shafts.

G 2021c A: In shaft. It is south of B. Lined with mud-brick and stones above and rock-cut below, only on west, lining descends to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 2.6 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and broken mud-brick. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Left for photo.

G 2021c B: In shaft. Lined with crude brick and rock-cut below. It is south of C and north of A. Total depth 1.6 meters. Sand and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Left for photo.

G 2021c C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh on north and east and on west and south with mud-brick and bound with mud to the beginning of the rock (red rock mixed with pebble). It is north of B. Total depth 1.05 meters. Drift sand and dirty debris. Chamber on west, lined with crude brick on south and west and with stones on north and east. Roofed with stones. In the roofing stones a well made limestone fragment with a man seated at a table of bread (in sunk relief). The stone removed to the Camp. Cleared. Drawing.

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(6) G 2022
This mastaba is built with stones and partly destroyed. On east two limestone stela uninscribed. It is east of G 2023 and north of G 2021. Three shafts.

G 2022 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick only on west stones below and rock-cut. It is at the south end of the mastaba. Total depth 3.6 meters. Excavated before 1.5 meters. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2022 B: In shaft and chamber. It is north of A and south of C. Lined with crude brick only on south with dubsh. Total depth 1.9 meters. Sand and dirty debris. Chamber on south. Lined and roofed with stones. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing on page 523.

G 2022 C: In shaft and chamber. It is north of B. Lined with crude brick. Total depth 1.52 meters. Sand, drift papers and dirty debris chamber on north. Lined with stones and crude brick. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing on page 523.

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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
    10/07/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2021

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2022

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2023

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.