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Monday, May 2, 1938 (continued)

(1) G 2134a (continued)
G 2134a B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick topped with masonry and rock cut below. It is south of A. Total depth 1.3 meters. Excavated before 30 cm. Sand, limestone debris and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Lined with crude brick and rubble only on west with stones. It was roofed with stones, because one stone remains on north. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2136 [= G 2136']
On the top of mastaba. In exposing the remains of the shafts for drawing. It is built with stones, partly destroyed. It is east of G 2134a, north of G 2151 and west of G 2152. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. No shafts exposed only shaft A and B which were exposed before. Only exposed traces of rubble walls running from north to south. Perhaps it was a shaft and destroyed, so we lettered it as C.

Drawing of G 2134a, G 2136 [= G 2136'] and G 2151.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, May 3, 1938
Day of rest.
Bedawi Ahmed and Beshir Agamy [Bashir el-Adjemi] left for Quft.

Wednesday, May 4, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2088
(2) G 2136 [= G 2136'] A, B, C
(3) G 2137 A
(4) G 2138 A

(1) G 2088
G 2088 C: In shaft. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. On south wholly destroyed. It is above the roof of chamber B. North of B and south of D. Total depth 2.4 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, pebble, dirty debris and stones. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

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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
    05/02/1938; 05/03/1938; 05/04/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Badawi Ahmed (expedition photographer)
    Bashir el-Adjemi
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2132

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2134a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2136'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2137

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2138

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2151

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2152

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Badawi Ahmed (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer at Giza.
  • Bashir el-Adjemi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.