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Sunday, February 19, 1939 (continued)

Drawing of G 2084 and G 2085.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2230
On top of mastaba in removing the debris. In exposing the lining of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Found in debris: small limestone fragment inscribed in sunk relief (broken in two), fragment of num. limestone inscribed in relief but weathered.

cars emptied from 1 and 2:
line 1) 6:30 to 8:30: 58, 9:00 to 12:00: 20, 1:30 to evening: __
line 2) 6:30 to 8:30: 108, 9:00 to 12:00: 209, 1:30 to evening: 235
Total: 6:30 to 8:30: 165, 9:00 to 12:00: 229, 1:30 to evening: 235
Total: 630

Monday, February 20, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2230

(1) G 2230
On top of mastaba. In removing debris: exposing the remains of the lining, sand, limestone debris, pebble and stones. Exposed the lining on west only. Rest of lining not yet exposed.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 113
9:00 to 12:00: 168
1:30 to evening: 205
Total: 486

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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
    02/19/1939; 02/20/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.