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Sunday, March 19, 1939 (continued)

(1) G 2072
On mastaba. Search for lining, sand, limestone debris, pebble and rubble. Exposed all the lining of the mastaba. It is a rubble mastaba, only on west with stones. Exposed two shafts A and B, but not started with them. Also exposed south of that mastaba a small mastaba and numbered G 2072a, with two shafts A, B and also not started with them.

(2) G 2073
On top of the mastaba, search for lining of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and red debris. Exposed all the lining of the mastaba. It is built with stones, west of G 2072. Exposed two shafts more than the three exposed before and numbered A, B, C, D, X and not started with them.

room a: in the room. A stone chapel, uninscribed, drift sand, door opened to north, into the street between that mastaba and G 2072, uninscribed niche on southwest. Cleared on rock. Drawing of mastabas on page 768.

(3) West of G 2073
West of this mastaba. In exposing the lining of the mastabas excavated before, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble, dirty debris and red debris. Exposed all the lining of the mastabas in that place. They are three mastabas, G 2075, G 2076, G 2077. Also exposed all the shafts of these mastabas, but not lettered yet and not started with them. Drawing of these mastabas on page 768.

(4) G 2074
On top of the mastaba in exposing the lining of it, sand, limestone debris, rubble and pebble. Exposed all the lining of the mastaba. It is a stone mastaba partly destroyed. It is west of G 2071, south of G 2072a and east of shaft X of G 2073 with four shafts A, B, C, D. Not started with them. Drawing on page 768.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 113
9:00 to 12:00: 205
1:30 to evening: 220
Total: 538

Monday, March 20, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2071
(2) G 2084 B, D, E, F
(3) South of G 2230

(1) G 2071
On top of that mastaba in exposing the remains of the lining of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble, and stones. Found in debris: fragment of red granite boring core broken on both sides. Exposed the lining of the mastaba on two sides north and west.

(2) G 2084
G 2084 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. One stone, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. In chamber sand, body, head on north, underneath this a stone, left for photo.

G 2084 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with slabs, rubble, traces of mud from the blocking. And in the chamber sand, body, head on north, and underneath his head a stone, left for photo.

G 2084 E: Removed the chamber blocking. Built with stones and roofed with slabs, stone, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. In the chamber sand, body, head on north and underneath his head is a stone, left for photo.

G 2084 F: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs, rubble, and traces of mud from the blocking. In the chamber sand: body, head on north and underneath his head is a stone, left for photo.

(3) South of G 2230
South of that mastaba. In exposing the foundation of it on south, drift sand. Found in debris: fragment of base of a limestone figure with incised inscriptions. Exposed part of the foundation.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 100
9:00 to 12:00: 190
1:30 to evening: 220
Total: 510

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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
    03/19/1939; 03/20/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 2071

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • 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 2076

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2077

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2084

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2230+2231

    • 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.