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Sunday, May 21, 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2430

(1) G 2430
On top of the mastaba. Removed the debris to expose the lining on west. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Nothing exposed yet.

Monday, May 22 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2430

(1) G 2430
On top of the mastaba. In removing the debris. To expose the lining on north. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Nothing exposed yet.

Tuesday, May 23 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 24 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2430

(1) G 2430
On top of the mastaba. In removing the debris. To expose the lining on west. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and dirty debris. Found in the dump debris: two fitting fragments of nummulitic limestone inscribed in relief (perhaps from a door lintel of a chapel). Fragment of plaster with leg of figure and two signs in relief. Limestone fragment with leg of a figure and part of the second leg in relief with traces of red paint. Fragment of a limestone headrest.

Prepared a railway line running north-south to remove the debris of dump from the top of the mastaba and west of it.

Thursday, May 25 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2430
(2) Street G 7200

(1) G 2430
On top of the mastaba. In removing the debris of the dump head. To expose the lining of the mastaba on west and the shafts. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and dirty debris. Exposed part of the lining on west. Also exposed one shaft lettered A. But not started in it. Rest of shafts not yet exposed. In the mastaba is a serdab, built of stones, west of the chapel.

(2) Street G 7200
Found in the street, east of G 7440. Limestone fragment inscribed on two sides, on one side are two cartouches and signs on the other side, in sunk relief.

Friday, May 26 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2430

(1) G 2430
On top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts. On west (north part). Sand, limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris and stones. Exposed the lining on west. Exposed three shafts west of it. But not started with them.

Saturday, May 27 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2430

(1) G 2430
On top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining on north. Sand, limestone debris, dirty debris and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

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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
    05/21/1939 through 05/27/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

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.