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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, May 1, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2088 B
(2) G 2134a
(3) G 2210 X, Y

(1) G 2088
G 2088 B: Removed the body from the chamber. The shaft descends below the chamber, rock cut below. Total depth 3.2 meters. Limestone debris and rubble. Reached the rock in shaft, no other chamber, only the first chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

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(2) G 2134a
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the shafts. The mastaba is a stone mastaba, only on east lined with crude brick. It is east of G 2134 and west of G 2151. Two shafts A, B.

(3) G 2210
G 2210 X: In shaft. Lined with stones to the beginning of the rock. It is south of Y. Total depth 1.3 meters. Ends at rock. No chamber.

G 2210 Y: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry on three sides, only on south with crude brick, and rock cut below. Total depth 2.9 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris and stones. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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Collect the cars and the railway lines from northeast of G 2000.

Monday, May 2, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2134a A, B
(2) G 2136 [= G 2136']

(1) G 2134a
G 2134a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick topped with masonry and rock cut below. It is north of B. Total depth 3.5 meters. Excavated before 70 cm. Sand, limestone debris and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    05/01/1938; 05/02/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2134

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2134a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2136'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2210

    • 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.