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Diary Transcription:

page 771

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Sunday, March 26, 1939

work on
(1) east of G 2071 and shaft A
(2) G 2073 A, B, C, D, X
(3) G 2074 A, B, C, D
(4) G 2075 A, B, C, D
(5) G 2084 B, D, E, F

(1) G 2071
East of that 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.

G 2071 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 7.67 meters, limestone debris, and in the chamber, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stone and traces of bones. Cleared. Drawing.

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(2) G 2073
G 2073 A: In shaft. Lined with rubble and ends in bad rock. It is on the south end of the mastaba, south of shaft B. Total depth 1.1 meter, red debris, limestone debris and pebble. Chamber on west blocked with rubble and bound with mud, left for photo.

G 2073 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined on east and south with rubble and on west and north with crude brick hanging on debris. It is north of A and south of C or west of room a: down 1.3 meters: drift sand, chamber on north, built with crude brick and roofed with stones. No blocking, and that chamber is in shaft C, after drawing the shaft we will remove the hanging lining on debris and continue with the shaft. 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
    03/26/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2071

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2073

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2074

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2075

    • 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.