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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, March 26, 1939 (continued)

(5) G 2084 (continued)
G 2084 F: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

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cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 180
9:00 to 12:00: 150
1:30 to evening: 180
Total: 310

Monday, March 27, 1939

work on
(1) east of G 2071
(2) G 2076 A, B, C, D, X, Y and room a
(3) G 2077 A, B, C, D, E, F, X and room a

(1) East of G 2071
East of this mastaba in removing the debris to expose the remains of the lining of the new excavated mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) G 2076
A rubble mastaba. South of G 2075, east of G 2077 and west of G 2073 and G 2074. Contains six shafts, A, D, X, Y and room a.

G 2076 A: In shaft. Lined above with crude brick and rock cut below. It is south of X and east of B. Total depth 1.8 meters, red debris, limestone debris, pebble and rubble. Chamber on west blocked with rubble, left for photo.

G 2076 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the bad rock. It is west of A, south of C. Total depth 2.0 meters, red debris, limestone debris, and pebble. Chamber on south blocked with crude brick resting on rubble, left for photo.

G 2076 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick topped with rubble. It is north of B and south of D. Total depth 1.85 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on south built of crude brick and bound with plaster. Roofed with crude brick. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2076 D: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the bad rock. It is north of C. In the mastaba on north. Total depth 1.7 meters, red debris, pebble, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south blocked with crude brick and rubble, left for photo.

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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
    03/26/1939; 03/27/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2071

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2076

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2077

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2084

    • 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.