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Diary Transcription:

page 752

microfilm: begin page 752

Saturday, January 28, 1939 (continued)

(3) G 2099
G 2099 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with slabs. Rubble, stones and mud from the blocking. In the chamber, sand, broken bones of a body with a broken skull, thrown in the debris. Body could not be photographed nor drawn. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2099 F: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with slabs, rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

Mohammed Sayed Ahmed left for Quft to spend the three days of the Eid in the village (because of the death of his brother Ahmed Sayed Ahmed two months ago.)

Sunday, January 29, 1939

work on
(1) North of G 2099

(1) North of G 2099
North of this mastaba. Searching for new mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and pebble. Nothing exposed yet.

We stop work at noon because today is the day of the "Wakfa."

Monday, January 30, 1939
No work "The first day of the Bid Eid."

Tuesday, January 31, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, February 1, 1939

work on
(1) G 2086 on north

(1) North of G 2086
North of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Nothing exposed in that place.

Thursday, February 2, 1939

Work exactly as yesterday north of G 2086, search for mastabas.

Friday, February 3, 1939

work on
(1) north of G 2086
(2) G 2099 A, F

(1) North of G 2086
North of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Nothing exposed in that place.

(2) G 2099
G 2099 A: Removed the body from the chamber, traces of cloth on the skull. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    01/28/1939 through 02/03/1939
  • Mentioned on page
    Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2086

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2099

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926), brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936-1939) and Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator).
  • 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 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.
  • 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.