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Friday, December 10, 1937 (continued)

(4) G 2112c
Masonry and rubble mastaba. East of G 2112b and south of G 2112a. On east wall appears uninscribed stela. Exposed two shafts A, X

G 2112c A: In shaft and chamber. In chamber I. Lined with rubble above and rock-cut below. It is in the middle of the mastaba. North of X. Total depth 3.6 meters. Rubble, limestone debris and potsherds. In the chamber traces of bones. Two chambers.
Chamber I: On south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared.
Chamber II: On south. Cut in rock. Blocked with two slabs and rubble. Reached the rock in shaft. Chamber II left for photo.

G 2112c X: In shaft. Lined with rubble above and cut in red rock mixed with pebble below. It is south of the mastaba, east of G 2112b X. Total depth 2.1 meters. Rubble, limestone debris, red debris and pebble. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

Saturday, December 11, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2112b Y, Z
(2) G 2114 A, B

(1) G 2112b
G 2112b Y: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick to the beginning of red rock. Partly destroyed. It is built in the southwest corner of the mastaba. Total depth 1.4 meters. Limestone debris and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Lined with masonry and only on east with crude brick it was roofed with stones, because we found one roofing slab in place on south. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2112b Z: In shaft. It is south of the lining of the mastaba. It is underneath the shaft X. Lined with masonry to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 90 cm. Broken mud-brick, rubble and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

(2) G 2114
Partly destroyed stone mastaba. It is east of G 2110 and south of G 2112b C. Exposed eight shafts A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H.

G 2114 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble above and rock-cut below. It is west of B. Total depth 3.9 meters. Rubble, masonry, limestone debris, crude brick and remains of bones. Chamber on north. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2114 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble above and rock-cut below. It is east of A and south of C. Total depth 3.05 meters. Limestone debris, potsherds and rubble. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with three slabs and rubble and bound with traces of gypsum. 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
    12/10/1937; 12/11/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2112

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2114

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

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.