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Diary Transcription:

page 755

microfilm: begin page 755

Thursday, February 16, 1939

work on
(1) On top of the mastaba in removing the debris. Searching for the lining of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, stones and pebble. Nothing exposed yet.

cars emptied: from line 2
6:30 to 8:30: 98
9:00 to 12:00: 168
1:30 to evening: 223
Total: 489

Friday, February 17, 1939

work on
(1) south of G 2088 c
(2) on top of G 2230

(1) South of G 2088 c
South of this room in removing the debris, to expose the remains of the lining on south, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) G 2230
On top of mastaba in removing debris. Searching for the lining of the mastaba. Exposed the southwest corner of the mastaba.

cars emptied from no. (2):
6:30 to 8:30: 110
9:00 to 12:00: 180
1:30 to evening: 187
Total: 477

Saturday, February 18, 1939

work on
(1) on top of G 2085
(2) on top of G 2230

(1) G 2085
On top of that mastaba in exposing the remains of lining of the mastaba on east, west, and north, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) G 2230
On top of the mastaba in removing the debris, in order to expose the remains of the lining of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

cars emptied from 1 and 2:
line 1) 6:30 to 8:30: __, 9:00 to 12:00: __, 1:30 to evening: 84
line 2) 6:30 to 8:30: 110, 9:00 to 12:00: 172, 1:30 to evening: 215
Total: 6:30 to 8:30: 110, 9:00 to 12:00: 172, 1:30 to evening: 299
Total: 581

Sunday, February 19, 1939

work on
(1) on top of G 2084
(2) top of G 2085
(3) top of G 2230

(1) G 2084
On top of mastaba. In removing debris from top and sides. Searching for the rest of the shafts. Mastaba is a stone mastaba. East of G 2087 and room b of G 2088, west of G 2230 and south of G 2085, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Contains of seven shafts, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Shafts A-E were appeared before and today we exposed shafts F and G. Drawing of the mastaba will be with G 2085.

(2) G 2085
On top of the mastaba to expose the rest of shafts and the lining of the mastaba on west, east and north, a stone mastaba, partly destroyed on east and north. It is north of G 2084, west of G 2230 and east of G 2086, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and red debris. Contains of four shafts, A-D. Shafts A, B were appeared before and today we exposed shafts C and D. Found in debris north of this mastaba: decorated limestone fragment (small). Exposed all the lining and the shafts and not started in them. Drawing of the mastaba on page 756.

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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
    02/16/1939; 02/17/1939; 02/18/1939; 02/19/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.