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Saturday, March 11, 1939

work on
(1) South of G 2088 and room c
(2) South of G 2089

(1) South of G 2088
South of this mastaba and room c. In clearing the new excavated mastabas, sand, limestone debris, pebble and stones. Exposed the lining of two stone mastabas and they are numbered G 2071 and G 2072. The remains of their lining not yet exposed.

(2) South of G 2089
South of the mastaba: In clearing the remains of the lining of the new excavated mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Exposed the lining and it numbered G 2089a. Shafts not yet exposed.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 130
9:00 to 12:00: 210
1:30 to evening: 250
Total: 590

Sunday, March 12, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2071
(2) South of G 2084

(1) G 2071
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Remains of the lining not yet exposed.

(2) South of G 2084
South of this mastaba east of room c of G 2088 and north of G 2071. In clearing that place, drift sand, limestone debris, pebble and red debris. Found in debris: inscribed limestone fragment (incised).

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 110
9:00 to 12:00: 190
1:30 to evening: 205
Total: 505

Monday, March 13, 1939

work on
(1) on top of G 2071
(2) G 2098
(3) G 2230 A

(1) G 2071
On top of the mastaba. In removing the debris. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) G 2098
Derwish Ahmed found on the top of [G 2098] an unfinished badly weathered statuette of a standing man [39-3-8].

(3) G 2230
G 2230 A: In shaft. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. It is north of C, down 5.0 meters, drift sand, limestone debris and sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

cars emptied:
6:30 to 8:30: 80
9:00 to 12:00: 130
1:30 to evening: 190
Total: 400

Tuesday, March 14, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 15, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2071
(2) G 2230 A, B, C

(1) G 2071
On top of the mastaba. In removing the debris. Searching for the remains of the lining of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Nothing 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
    03/11/1939; 03/12/1939; 03/13/1939; 03/14/1939; 03/15/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Derwish Ahmed
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2071

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2072

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2084

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2089

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2098

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2230+2231

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Derwish Ahmed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • 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.