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Saturday, October 10, 1936

work on
(1) G 2423
(2) G 2426 A, B

(1) G 2423
East of this mastaba and west of G 2378. In exposing the lining of the mastaba G 2423 on east. Searching for shafts or new mastabas. Dubsh, limestone debris, sand, mud brick and black debris mixed together. Exposed the lining of the mastaba on east and the southeast corner The southwest corner and the lining on south gone. Shafts on east and south not yet exposed.

(2) G 2426
G 2426 A: In shaft and chamber, rock below. Total depth 4.88 meters, limestone debris, black debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on east, small chamber cut in rock. It was blocked with stones and bound with mud, because we found two blocking stones. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2426 B: In shaft. It is north of A and east of D. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud and rock below, limestone debris, black debris, some dubsh and two stones with mud bound (were built in the chamber blocking). Chamber in the middle of the shaft on west. It is cut in rock from north to south. Cleared. Drawing.

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Sunday, October 11, 1936

work on
(1) G 2423
(2) G 2426 C, D, E, X

(1) G 2423
East of this mastaba, between this mastaba and G 2378, and south of this mastaba between G 2423 and G 2375 and G 2376. In exposing the remains of the shafts and in clearing the place, limestone debris, dubsh, stones, black debris and broken mud brick. Exposed three shafts on south and nothing exposed on east.

(2) G 2426
G 2426 C: In shaft. It is west of A and south of D. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud to the beginning of the rock. Only on west partly destroyed, limestone debris, stones, dubsh and limestone debris. Found in shaft debris: limestone fragments. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

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G 2426 D: In shaft. It is west of B and north of C. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud, down 2.10 meters, limestone debris, black debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber in shaft blocked with stones and dubsh. Blocking left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

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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
    10/10/1936; 10/11/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2376

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2426

    • 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.