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Monday, April 3, 1939 (continued)

(3) G 2234 (continued)
G 2234 a: in the room, a stone room, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Door opened to north, because the lining on north gone.
Cleared on red rock.

cars emptied:
6:00 to 8:00: 120
8:30 to 12:00: 240
2:30 to evening: 255
Total: 615

Tuesday, April 4, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, April 5, 1939

work on
(1) G 2072 B
(2) G 2072a A
(3) G 2073 A
(4) G 2074 A, C
(5) G 2075 B
(6) G 2089a A, B
(7) south of G 2231

(1) G 2072
G 2072 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Two big stones, rubble, and traces of mud from the blocking. Body [39-4-6], head on north, with traces of linen wrappings, underneath his head is a stone, left for photo.

(2) G 2072a
G 2072a A: Removed the chamber blocking. It is built of rubble and roofed with slabs, rubble, mud bound from blocking. Body [39-4-7], head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2073
G 2073 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs, rubble, mud from blocking. Body [39-4-8], head on north, left for photo.

(4) G 2074
G 2074 A: Removed the chamber roof, rubble, and mud from roof. Body [39-4-9], head on north (child), left for photo.

G 2074 C: Removed the chamber roof, rubble, mud from roof. Body [39-4-10], head on north, left for photo.

(5) G 2075
G 2075 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs, rubble, mud and sand. Body [39-4-11], head on north, left for photo.

(6) G 2089a
G 2089a A: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with slabs. Two stones, rubble, and mud from blocking. In the chamber sand. Body [39-4-16], head on north, underneath his head is a stone, left for photo.

G 2089a B: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock. Only the doorjambs of stones and roofed with slabs. Two big stones and mud from blocking. Body [39-4-17], head on north, left for photo.

(7) South of G 2231
In exposing the foundation on south and also in exposing the remains of the lining of the new excavated mastabas, which are east of G 2234-G 2235, rubble, limestone debris, sand, pebble, and stones and underneath drift sand. Foundation not yet exposed. Also exposed some of the new excavated mastabas and numbered them, G 2232 and G 2233. Found in debris north of G 2232 on north: limestone head of a kneeling servant statuette fitted on the upper part of on April 2 east of G 2235. See 39-4-1. Rest of the lining of the mastabas not yet exposed.

cars emptied:
6:00 to 8:00: 115
8:30 to 12:00: 190
2:30 to evening: 240
Total: 545

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

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2072

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2073

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2074

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2075

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2089

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2230+2231

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2234

    • 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.