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Diary Transcription:

page 745

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Thursday, January 19, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2099
On top of mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining and the shafts, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and big stones. Exposed all the lining of the mastaba. It is built of stones. It is west of G 2086, north of G 2088 and east of G 2098. Also exposed six shafts, A, B, C, D, E, F and an uninscribed room with an uninscribed stela on southwest. A street appeared between G 2099 and G 2086 opened on north. Not started in shafts. Drawing of the mastaba with G 2098 on page 744.

Friday, January 20, 1939

work on
(1) G 2095 E2
(2) G 2097 C, F
(3) G 2097a A, B, C
(4) G 2097b A, B
(5) G 2097c A, B, C
(6) G 2098 a
(7) G 2099

(1) G 2095
2095 E2: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock (bad). Roofed with one stone, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, head on west, left for photo.

(2) G 2097
G 2097 C: Removed the chamber blocking cut in rock. Roofed with slabs, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. In the chamber, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Bones, without skull, removed before drawing and no photograph was taken. Drawing.

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G 2097 F: Removed the chamber blocking. It was built of rubble on three sides. On south with stones of G 2091. Roofed with slabs, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, decayed, left for photo.

(3) 2097a
A small stone mastaba north of G 2097 and west of G 2097b with three shafts, A, B, C. The drawing of the mastaba with G 2097.

G 2097a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick and ends at rock. It is east of B. Total depth 1.35 meters, sand, dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber, on south built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. In the chamber is a small cut running to southeast and above the cut is the foundation of the mastaba on east. 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
    01/19/1939; 01/20/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 2086

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2095

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2098

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2099

    • 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.