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Saturday, October 9, 1937 (continued)

(3) G 2023 (continued)
G 2023 T: In shaft and chamber. It is south of G 2023. Lined with stones to the beginning of the rock. Only on north lined dubsh. Total depth 2 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on south lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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(4) G 2024
This mastaba lined with stones. It is west of G 2021b, north of G 2017, south of G 2023 and east of G 2027a. Exposed four shafts A, X, Y, Z.

G 2024 A: In shaft. It is north of X and east of Y. Lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below. Total depth 4.3 meters. Sand and limestone debris and dubsh underneath. Two chambers.
Chamber I. On south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Empty.
Chamber II. On south. Cut in rock. Blocked with two stones and some dubsh and bound with mud. Chamber II blocking left for photo.

G 2024 X: In shaft. It is south of G 2024 and north of G 2017. It is lined with two courses of stones. Total depth 2 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 2024 Y: In shaft. It is cut in rock. Underneath the lining of the mastaba G 2024. Total depth 3 meters. Removed stones from the lining of the mastaba which was built on the upper part of the shaft and underneath stones. Dubsh and white limestone debris. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. Blocked with one big stone and dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

(5) G 2027a
This mastaba lined with stones, below the lining of the mastaba G 2027b. It is east of G 2018a, north of G 2016, west of G 2023 and south of G 2019a. Exposed three shafts A, B, X.

G 2027a A: In shaft. It is south of B. Built underneath the lining of G 2027b. Lined with stones above and rock-cut below. Down 2 meters. Black pebble and limestone debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2027a X: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below. It is south of G 2027a and west of G 2016. Total depth 1.5 meters. Drift sand and bones. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Recess on west. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

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Sunday, October 10, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2014 F
(2) G 2018a B
(3) G 2018b A
(4) G 2019a B
(5) G 2021a B
(6) G 2021c A, B
(7) G 2024 A, Y
(8) G 2027a A, B
(9) G 2027b A, B, C, X

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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
    10/09/1937; 10/10/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2016

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2017

    • 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

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.