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Thursday, March 30, 1939 (continued)

(1) G 2061 (continued)
Drawing of G 2061 mastaba.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, March 31, 1939

work on
(1) East of G 2071

(1) East of G 2071
East of this mastaba or in front the southern stela on east. In exposing the lining of the new excavated mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Exposed the lining of a small stone mastaba. The mastaba numbered G 2236, and east of this mastaba a small stone room opened to east. Found in the debris of this chapel: monolithic limestone stela inscribed in relief on cross-bar and backs of outer niche.
Shafts not yet exposed.

cars emptied:
6:00 to 8:00: 150
8:30 to 12:00: 270
2:30 to evening: 260
Total: 780

Saturday, April 1, 1939

work on
(1) East of G 2071

(1) East of G 2071
East of this mastaba. Search for the remains of the lining of the mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Exposed some of these mastabas and also shafts appeared.

cars emptied:
6:00 to 8:00: 120
8:30 to 12:00: 240
2:30 to evening: 230
Total: 590

Sunday, April 2, 1939

work on
(1) East of G 2071

(1) East of G 2071
East of that mastaba and north of G 2236. Search for the lining of the new excavated mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Exposed the lining of two small mastabas numbers: G 2234 and G 2235. East of these mastabas a street running from north to south also east of that street appeared big stone mastabas and a small stone mastaba. Found in that street east of G 2235: upper part of white limestone kneeling figure (kneeling on right).

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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
    03/30/1939; 03/31/1939; 04/01/1939; 04/02/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2061

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2071

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2234

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2235

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.