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Diary Transcription:

page 979

microfilm: begin page 979

Sunday, April 28, 1940 (continued)

(2) G 2182 (continued)
G 2182 X: In shaft. Ends at bad rock. Lined with crude brick. It is west of A and south of Y and it is between G 2180 and G 2182. Total depth 1.4 meters, drift sand. Chamber on north built of masonry and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2182 Y: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with masonry. It is north of X, between that mastaba and G 2180 and west of C. Total depth 1.8 meters, drift sand. Chamber on north built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

(3) G 2183
G 2183 A: In shaft. Lined above with rock and cut in rock below. It is south of B, west of the niche, down 1.2 meters, drift sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Today we collect the railway lines and put them north of G 2240.
Also we collect the work equipment axes, etc. and put them in G 2001.
All the men are in building a stone walls between M. Boraize's house and the excavations to prevent people from entering the excavations.

Monday, April 29, 1940

work on
(1) G 2182 D
(2) G 2183 A
(3) G 2352 Z, W

(1) G 2182
G 2182 D: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 5.7 meters, drift sand and limestone debris. Chamber on south cut in rock. No blocking. In the chamber a north-south rock cut coffin with a limestone lid thrown east of it. Cleared. Drawing.

(2) G 2183
G 2183 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 2.65 meters, drift sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock, very small. No blocking. Also in the shaft on east is a small cutting running to the east. Perhaps they were going to make it a chamber but left unfinished. Cleared. Drawing on page 980.

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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
    04/28/1940; 04/29/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Émile Baraize, French, 1874–1952

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2001

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2182

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2183

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2352

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • Émile Baraize

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1874–1952
    • Remarks French engineer working for the Service des Antiquities who excavated around the Sphinx from 1926-1936.