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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, May 10, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2241
G 2241 B: Removed the decayed bones of the body and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2243
G 2243 C: Removed the chamber blocking. It is in shaft. Roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, legs raised to the east, head to north. Left for photo.

G 2243 G: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones, rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, head on north. On the body is linen cloth. Underneath his head is a stone. Beside his legs is bottom part of a pottery. Body and the fragment of pottery left for photo.

(4) G 2244
G 2244 B: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in bad rock. Roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, head west, left for photo.

G 2244 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, head west. Left for photo.

G 2244 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Built with rubble and only the doorjambs with stones. Stones, rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

Thursday, May 11 1939

Work on
(1) G 2240
(2) east of G 5210
(3) G 7510 chapel

(1) G 2240
In exposing the northeast corner of the mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, and rubble. Exposed the corner.

(2) East of G 5210
East of the room of the mastaba. Searching for inscribed limestone fragments from the chapel. White limestone debris. Found in debris east of ramp: small inscribed fragment in relief, also fragments of decorated plaster.

(3) G 7510 chapel
Mr. Bill and Mohammed Said Ahmed found in that room: inscribed limestone fragment in relief.

Friday, May 12 1939

Work on
(1) north of G 2086
(2) north of G 2240

(1) North of G 2986
Searching for new mastabas in that place. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Lining of a new mastaba appeared and numbered G 2983. Rest of lining not yet exposed.

(2) North of G 2240
In exposing the foundation of the mastaba on north. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Foundation 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
    05/10/1939; 05/11/1939; 05/12/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2086

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2241

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2243

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2244

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.