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Diary Transcription:

page 735

microfilm: begin page 735

Monday, January 2, 1939

work on
(1) G 2095 I, J
(2) G 2096
(3) G 2097

(1) G 2095
G 2095 I: Removed the chamber roof to draw the body, stones from the roof and sand.

G 2095 J: Removed the chamber roof. Left the uninscribed stela which is fallen off the roof inside the chamber, stones, rubble from roof.

(2) G 2096
On top of mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastaba and the remains of shafts, limestone debris, rubble, big stones and sand. We exposed today that this mastaba is not one mastaba but two so we numbered them,
G 2096 and G 2097. All the lining of G 2096 exposed. It is lined with big stones, north of G 2093, south of G 2097, east of G 2095 and west of G 2092 a and the chapel. Exposed four shafts, A, B, C, D. not started in shafts. Drawing of G 2096 will be with the drawing of G 2097.

(3) G 2097
On top of mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining and the rest of shafts, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and pebble. Exposed the lining of the mastaba which is with stones. On east wall is two stela, the southern one uninscribed and on top of the northern one is an inscribed stone with a standing man in sunk relief. The mastaba is north of G 2091, G 2092, G 2096, and east of G 2095. Some of the shafts exposed.

Tuesday, January 3, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 4, 1939

work on
(1) G 2097

(1) G 2097
On top of mastaba. In exposing the rest of shafts and chapels in the mastaba, sand, pebble, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed seven shafts: A, B, C, D, E, F, X and two rooms a, b and three serdabs, not started in them. Drawing of G 2096 and G 2097 on page 736.

Thursday, January 5, 1939

work on
(1) G 2095 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, K, X
(2) G 2096 A, B, C, D

(1) G 2095
G 2095 A: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2095 B: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. 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
    01/02/1939; 01/03/1939; 01/04/1939; 01/05/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2091

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2092+2093

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2095

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2096

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097'

    • 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.