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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, May 13, 1939

Work on
(1) G 2083 [= G 2086a] A, B, C
(2) G 2231 E
(3) G 2239 B, D, F, J
(4) G 2240 B

(1) G 2083 [= G 2086a]
Top of G 2083. In exposing the lining and the shafts of the mastaba; a stone mastaba, north of G 2086 and west of G 2085. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. On east is half of an inscribed limestone stele in sunk relief. Three shafts "A, B, C", exposed all the lining and the shafts.

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G 2083 A [= G 2086a A]: In shaft. Lined with masonry, wholly destroyed on east. It is north of G 2086 and south of shaft B. total depth 1 meter. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber. 7 X.

G 2083 B [= G 2086a B]: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry to the rock. It is east of C and north of A. total depth 1.85 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2083 C [= G 2086a C]: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry to the rock. West of B. total depth 1.95 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south, cut in rock. Roofed with one slab on north and the rest is the rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    05/13/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2085

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2086

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2230+2231

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2239

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2240

    • 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.