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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, May 12, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2136 [= G 2136'] A
(2) G 2139 C
(3) G 4121

(1) G 2136 [= G 2136']
G 2136 A [= G 2136' A]: Removed the chamber blocking. Rubble, stones and traces of mud bound from the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(2) G 2139
G 2139 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with stones and roofed with stones. Rubble, and traces of mud bound. Body, head on north, covered with debris. Left for photo.

(3) G 4121
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts of the mastaba. Rubble, sand and limestone debris. Two other shafts exposed today. That makes a total of four shafts exposed yesterday and today. Not lettered yet and not started in them. The lining not yet exposed and the remains of the shafts.

Friday, May 13, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2087 A, D
(2) G 2088b A
(3) G 4121

(1) G 2087
G 2087 A: Removed the body from the coffin inside the chamber. The body is drawn but not photographed because the chamber is narrow. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2087 D: Removed the body from the chamber. The body is drawn but not photographed because the chamber is narrow. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2088b
G 2088b A: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 4121
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the remains of shafts for drawing. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. The lining on north exposed and the rest of the lining not yet exposed and also the remains of shafts not yet exposed.

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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
    05/12/1938; 05/13/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2087

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2136'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2139

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4121

    • 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.