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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, March 3, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2088
G 2088 c: South and east of this room. In exposing the remains of the lining of the chapel, sand, limestone debris, rubble and pebble. We know that the lining of the room on south is what we exposed before. Door opened to east. South of the room appears lining of big stone mastabas. Not yet exactly exposed and not yet numbered. Found in debris south of the chapel:
basis of a statuette (limestone) with the feet, in front of the left foot is inscription in incised (broken in two).
basis of a statuette (limestone) part of the left foot gone and also part of the basis gone.
three fitting fragments from basis of a limestone statuette, incised inscription.
one fragment of limestone perhaps was fitted on a statuette, making beer.
one fragment of limestone basis of a statuette.
four fragments from arms of a limestone statuette with traces of red paint.
one fragment of limestone partly inscribed in relief (weathered).
upper part of pilgrim's bottle with three handles.
P.S. all these fragments fit on the statuettes found by us from G 2088 c floor of the room.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 82
9:00 to 12:00: 138
1:30 to evening: 142
Total: 362

Saturday, March 4, 1939

work on
(1) South of G 2088

(1) South of G 2088
South of this mastaba. In removing the debris. Searching for new mastabas, sand, limestone debris, stones and pebble. Some stone mastabas appeared. Also south of the southwest corner of that mastaba appears a rubble wall running to south facing east. Nothing exposed yet.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 69
9:00 to 12:00: 230
1:30 to evening: 184
Total: 483

Sunday, March 5, 1939

work on
(1) South of G 2089

(1) South of G 2089
South of this mastaba. In removing debris, search for new mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. A new mastaba appeared but not exactly exposed.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 107
9:00 to 12:00: 212
1:30 to evening: 198
Total: 517

Monday, March 6, 1939

work on
(1) South of G 2091

(1) South of G 2091
South of this mastaba, searching for new mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Found in debris: five very big inscribed stones (in sunk relief) but left in place. No new mastabas found.

cars emptied:
6:30 to 8:30: 140
9:00 to 12:00: 230
1:30 to evening: 270
Total: 640

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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
    03/03/1939; 03/04/1939; 03/05/1939; 03/06/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2089

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2091

    • 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.