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Diary Transcription:

page 869

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Tuesday, January 9, 1940
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 10, 1940

Work on:
(1) chapel of G 2076
(2) G 2085 D
(3) east of G 2180

(1) G 2076 chapel
The Mudir told me (Mohammed Said) that I wrote in my diary before that the door of the room opened to the north. Mr. Floroff drew it on the map and show that its door opened to the south. I told the Mudir that I am sure the door of the room opened into the north. The Mudir ordered me to look at it again and exposed it. I went to the chapel and removed some of the rubble, which was blocking the door, and I found that there was a yard as in the chapel of G 2077, but they broke it and make small shafts with it. (The owners of G 2075 were the persons who broke it).

(2) G 2085
G 2085 D: I wrote in my diary before that in the four sides of that shaft is a red marks, and I did not put these marks in my diary. Today I went in to the shaft and draw the signs, and they are as follows. The distance from the beginning of the shaft to the beginning of the marks is 1.67 meters and to the end of the marks is 2.1 meters.

(3) East of G 2180
East of that mastaba, in the street between it and G 5090. In exposing the mastabas G 2181 - G 2182 - G 2183 and their shafts. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Exposed the lining of G 2182 on north and some of the lining on east. Also exposed six shafts A, B, C, D, X, Y but not started with them. The remains of the mastaba not yet exposed. Also G 2181 and G 2183 not yet exposed.

Thursday, January 11, 1940

Work on:
(1) G 2181 [+ G 2181a]
(2) G 2182
(3) G 2183
(4) G 4930 chapel
(5) G 5227a A
(6) G 5231 B
(7) G 5232 B
(8) G 5233 F
(9) G 5236 A, B
(10) G 5237 D
(11) G 5242 A
(12) G 5243 C

(1) G 2181 [+ G 2181a]
In exposing the lining and the shafts of the mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. This mastaba is west of G 5080 east of G 2180 and south of G 2182. Nothing of the lining of that mastaba is shown, but only east of shaft E [= G 2181 A] appeared a rubble lining, and on the east of that lining is a small break perhaps a place for a small niche. Exposed six shafts of the mastaba A-F [A= G 2181a A, B = G 2181a B, C = G 2181a C, D = G 2181a D, E = G 2181 A, F = G 2181a E], but not started in them.

(2) G 2182
In exposing the remains of the lining of that mastaba on east, and south. It is a stone mastaba. East of G 2180, west of G 5090 and south of G 2183 and north of G 2181. On east two uninscribed niches, facing east in a street between it and G 5090 (which is like a room because blocked with stones on north and door opened to the south). The lining of the street is on the east with big stones running to the north to the mastaba G 2183 continued to the mastaba G 2184. Perhaps these big stones are from the casing of the mastaba G 5090. Also exposed two shafts of G 2182, U, Z, but not started in them. Sketch of the mastaba and G 2181 and G 2183 on page 870.

(3) G 2183
In exposing the lining and the shafts of the mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. This mastaba was built of masonry, because we found the remains of the lining on south and east. On east is an uninscribed niche. It is north of G 2182, east of G 2180, west of G 5090 and south of the shafts of G 2184 V, X, Y. East of it is a stone lining running to the east continued to the casing of G 5090. Also exposed two shafts A, B and not started with them. Also east of shaft B appeared a stone lining running to east continued to the casing of G 5090. Drawing on page 870.

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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
    01/09/1940; 01/10/1940; 01/11/1940
  • Mentioned on page
    Alexander Floroff
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 20

  • G 2075

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2076

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2077

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2085

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • 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 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5227

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5231

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5233

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5236

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5237

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5242

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5243

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Alexander Floroff

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Surveyor for expedition.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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 Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • 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.