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Diary Transcription:

page 980

microfilm: begin page 980

Monday, April 29, 1940 (continued)

(2) G 2183 (continued)
G 2183 A. Drawing of shaft.

(3) G 2352
G 2352 Z: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with masonry. Only on east underneath the masonry are rubble. It is west of W, and west of the lining of the mastaba. Total depth 2.02 meters, excavated before 90 cm, sand and limestone debris. Chamber on east built of stones, only on east with rubble. Roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2352 W: In shaft. Lined with masonry and crude brick. Ends at rock. It is north of Z. Total depth 2.2 meters, sand and dirty debris. Chamber on north built of crude brick and stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

Tuesday, April 30, 1940
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 1, 1940

work on
(1) South of G 2180
(2) G 2350 G, H, K, L, M, N, O, R, S [= G 5290]
(3) G 2471 A

(1) South of G 2180
South of that mastaba and north of G 4980. In cleaning the street between them, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Street not yet cleaned.
The debris is thrown in the street east of G 2180 or above the mastaba G 2181, G 2181a, G 2182 and G 2183.

(2) G 2350 [= G 5290]
G 2350 G [= G 5290 G]: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick topped with rubble and cut in rock below. It is west of K and east of __. Total depth 3.45 meters, excavated before 2.75 meters, sand, dirty debris drifted from the air. Chamber on west cut in rock. Only in the roof on east is a stone. The chamber is broken through G. Cleared. Drawing on page 981.

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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
    04/29/1940; 04/30/1940; 05/01/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2181

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2181a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2182

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2183

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2352

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2471

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4980

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • 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.