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Diary Transcription:

page 907

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Saturday, March 2, 1940 (continued)

(3) G 2467 (continued)
In the chapel were found thrown an uninscribed stele. Also built east-west serdab with roof gone and found empty. The room cleared only. The lining of the mastaba on north not yet exposed.

Sunday, March 3, 1940

Work on:
(1) north of G 2196
(2) south of G 2467

(1) North of G 2196
North of this mastaba. In removing the old dump heap. Searching for new mastabas and shafts in that place. Limestone debris, rubble, sand, and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) South of G 2467
Margin note: G 2468.
South of that mastaba. North of G 2187. Searching for new mastabas and shafts in that place. Limestone debris, rubble, big stones and sand. In that place exposed a mastaba numbered G 2468 contains of eight shafts, A-E, X, Y, Z. Drawing of mastaba on page 908.

Monday, March 4, 1940

Work on:
(1) north of G 2196
(2) G 2467a

(1) North of G 2196
North of that mastaba and east of G 2467b. Searching for new mastabas and shafts in that place. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, and stones. Some of the new mastabas and shafts appeared.

(2) G 2468
A stone mastaba, with an inscribed niche on east at north. It is south of G 2467, north of G 2187, east of G 2465 and G 2465 a. contains eight shafts: A-E, X, Y, Z. Shafts not yet started in them.

Tuesday, March 5, 1940
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 6, 1940

Work on:
(1) north of G 2196
(2) north of G 2197
(3) G 2198 and north

(1) North of G 2196
North of that mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastabas discovered yesterday. Limestone debris, rubble, sand and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) North of G 2197
North of that mastaba. Searching for new mastabas and shafts in that place. Limestone debris, sand, rubble and stones. North of that mastaba appeared some mastabas and shafts, but remains of the lining not yet exposed.

(3) G 2198
In the mastaba on north. In exposing the remains of the lining on that side. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the lining on north. The rest of the lining of the mastaba was exposed before, also part of the shafts. The rest of shafts are not yet exposed.
The workers were working north of that mastaba, in order to search for new mastaba and shafts. Part of a stone mastaba appeared (but remains of its lining not yet exposed).

Thursday, March 7, 1940

Work on:
(1) north of G 2198

(1) North of G 2198
North of that mastaba and west of G 2400. In order to expose the remains of the lining of the mastaba discovered yesterday. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. exposed the remains of the lining on south. The remains of the lining are on the east, west and north not yet exposed.

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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
    03/02/1940; 03/03/1940; 03/04/1940; 03/05/1940; 03/06/1940; 03/07/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2198

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2400

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2467

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2468

    • 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.