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Diary Transcription:

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Tuesday, March 21, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 22, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2071
(2) South of G 2230

(1) G 2071
On top of that mastaba. Search for the remains of the lining on east and south and also the shafts, sand, limestone debris, pebble and stones. Exposed one shaft.

(2) South of G 2230
South of that mastaba. In exposing the foundation of south, drift sand. The remains of the foundation on south not yet exposed.

cars emptied from no. 2)
7:30 to 8:30: 40
9:00 to 12:00: 130
1:30 to evening: 180
Total: 350

Bad wind blown early this morning and rains so we could not start before 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 23, 1939

work on
(1) G 2071

(1) G 2071
On top of that mastaba and east of it. In exposing the remains of the lining on east and south, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones and underneath drift sand. Rest of lining not yet exposed.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 80
9:00 to 12:00: 150
1:30 to evening: 205
Total: 435

Friday, March 24, 1939

work on
(1) G 2071
(2) South of G 2230

(1) G 2071
On top of that mastaba in exposing the remains of the lining on east and south, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Exposed all the lining of the mastaba. On east are two uninscribed niches. It is built with big stones and only two courses higher than the rock. East of this mastaba appears small new rubble and stone mastabas and also south of that mastaba appears new stone mastabas. The lining of that mastaba not yet exposed.

[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
    03/21/1939; 03/22/1939; 03/23/1939; 03/24/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2071

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2072

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2073

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2074

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2230+2231

    • 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.