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Diary Transcription:

page 922

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Monday, March 18, 1940

work on
(1) G 2441, north of
(2) G 2441a C, D
(3) G 2442 C, D
(4) G 2465 B, D
(5) G 2465a A
(6) G 2465b A, B
(7) G 2465c A
(8) North of G 2467
(9) G 2468 A, B, D, E

(1) North of G 2441
North of that mastaba. In removing the old dump, in exposing the remains of the lining of the mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Remains of the lining of the mastabas not yet exposed. Only two shafts appeared but not yet lettered.

(2) G 2441a
G 2441a C: Removed the bones of the skeleton from the chamber. Male. Empty. Drawing.

G 2441a D: Removed the skeleton from the chamber and also removed the pottery fragment, which was underneath the head. Female. Empty. Drawing.

(3) G 2442
G 2442 C: Removed the roof of chamber II which is in shaft. It is built of rubble and roofed with slabs, stones and traces of mud. 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
    03/18/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2441

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2442

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2467

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2468

    • 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.