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Diary Transcription:

page 757

microfilm: begin page 757

Tuesday, February 21, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, February 22, 1939

work on
(1) on top of G 2230

(1) G 2230
On top of mastaba, in removing debris. Search for the remains of the lining and shafts of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Exposed some shafts, also lining of chapels but not yet exactly exposed.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 108
9:00 to 12:00: 205
1:30 to evening: 220
Total: 533

Thursday, February 23, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2230

(1) G 2230
On the top of the mastaba in removing debris. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastaba, shafts and chapels, sand, limestone debris, pebble and stones. Found in debris: inscribed limestone fragment (sunk relief). Exposed three shafts and two rooms but not yet numbered and not yet started in them.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 103
9:00 to 12:00: 205
1:30 to evening: 220
Total: 528

Friday, February 24, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2230

(1) G 2230
On the top of the mastaba. In removing debris. In exposing the remains of the lining: sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 107
9:00 to 12:00: 213
1:30 to evening: 230
Total: 550

Saturday, February 25, 1939: exact as yesterday.

Sunday, February 26, 1939

work on
(1) on top of G 2230 and rooms a, b
(2) on top of G 2231

(1) G 2230
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Exposed all the lining. Built of big stones. East of G 2085 and G 2084 and west of G 2231 with three shafts: A, B, C and rooms a, b. Also east of this mastaba appears the lining of a new mastaba G 2231. Drawing of the new mastaba on page 758.

G 2230 a: In the room. Built with big stones, uninscribed. Only red mason's marks on west (they were going to cut a stela but they did not do it), sand, limestone debris and pebble. Door opened to east, into room b, It is east of shaft A and west of room b. Cleared on mud floor above the limestone debris and underneath that is the rock.

G 2230 b: In room. Built with stone, as a passage between G 2230 and G 2231, drift sand. Door opened to south, roofed with two slabs. Found in debris in front of door of room a on south: limestone jar incomplete, in it parts of fingers of a statuette. Not yet cleared.

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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
    02/21/1939; 02/22/1939; 02/23/1939; 02/24/1939; 02/25/1939; 02/26/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

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.