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Friday, February 3, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2099 (continued)
G 2099 F: Removed the bones from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Mohammed Sayed Ahmed arrived today from Quft after spending the Eids days in Quft.

Saturday, February 4, 1939

work on
(1) G 2086 on north

(1) North of G 2086
North of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Parts of lining of mastabas appeared, not exactly exposed.

Prepared a railway line running from east to west, above the new lining of the mastabas which is north of G 2086, G 2085 and G 2230 in order to remove the debris which is on top of the mastaba G 2230 and beside it in order to expose the lining of the mastaba G 2230.

Sunday, February 5, 1939

work on
(1) north of G 2085

(1) North of G 2085
North of this mastaba: search for the lining of new mastabas: sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones: nothing exposed.

Monday, February 6, 1939

work on
(1) north of G 2230

(1) North of G 2230
North of this mastaba. In exposing the lining on north, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Exposed the northwest corner of the mastaba. The rest of the lining not yet exposed.

Ahmed Mahmud arrived today from Quft.

Tuesday, February 7, 1939
Day of rest.
Mustapha Abu-el hamd left to Quft.

Wednesday, February 8, 1939

work on
(1) North of G 2230

(1) North of G 2230
North of this mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining on north, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and pebble. Found in debris: four inscribed limestone fragments, one very small alabaster fragment (perhaps from base of a bowl or part of the rim). The remains of the lining on north not yet exposed.

Thursday, February 9, 1939

work on
(1) North of G 2230

(1) North of G 2230
North of this mastaba. In exposing the lining on north, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. The rest of the lining on north not yet exposed.

cars emptied:
6:30 to 8:30: 82
9:00 to 12:00: 148
1:30 to __: 132
Total: 362

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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
    02/03/1939 through 02/09/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Brother of Atito Mahmud el-Nahi.
  • 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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.