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Monday, March 27, 1939 (continued)

(3) G 2077 (continued)
G 2077 a: In the room. Crude brick bound with mud and above the mud is gypsum. It is east of A, B, C and west of D, E, F, dirty debris, sand, limestone debris, rubble and potsherds. Four uninscribed niches in the west wall. Door opened to north. Cleaned on a mud floor above the rock.

cars emptied:
6:30 to 8:30: 45
9:00 to 12:00: 90
1:30 to evening: 120
Total: 255

Tuesday, March 28, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 29, 1939

work on
(1) G 2061 and room a
(2) South of G 2071

(1) G 2061
On top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining and the shafts of the mastaba and the room. It is a small stone mastaba south of G 2071, sand, limestone debris, rubble and pebble. Exposed room a. Shafts not yet exposed.

G 2061 a: In the room. It is a stone room east of the mastaba, drift sand, door opened to east. Doorjambs inscribed (in relief). West wall inscribed but weathered, (traces of red paint). Also on west three niches, the northern one perhaps inscribed but weathered away and no signs visible. The southern one is uninscribed. The middle on is inscribed (figure in relief and signs in sunk relief).
In the southern end of the room a we found: a pair statuette seated side by side on one seat. The pair is perfectly preserved. No inscription. See 39-3-19. Room cleared on a mud floor above the rock.

(2) South of G 2071
South of the mastaba. In removing the debris, to expose the remains of the lining of the mastaba exposed before, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and pebble. Exposed the lining on north and west and part of the east. It is numbered G 2061.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:00 to 8:00: 105
8:30 to 12:00: 230
2:30 to evening: 225
Total: 560

Thursday, March 30, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2061
(2) East of G 2071

(1) G 2061
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining and the shafts, sand, limestone debris, rubble and pebble. Contains of three shafts A-C, not started with. Found in debris in front [of] the door of room a: inscribed limestone fragment broken in two inscribed in sunk relief (left in place). Exposed all the lining. Drawing on page 778.

(2) East of G 2071
East of the mastaba. Searching for the lining of the new exposed mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones, and pebble. Nothing exposed yet.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:00 to 8:00: 160
8:30 to 12:00: 265
2:30 to evening: 255
Total: 680

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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
    03/27/1939; 03/28/1939; 03/30/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2061

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2071

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2077

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.