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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, March 16, 1939 (continued)

(4) G 2089a
On top of the mastaba. Lined with stones. On east is an inscribed limestone stela in sunk relief. It is east of G 2089 and east of G 2091, sand, limestone debris and pebble, with two shafts.

G 2089a A: In shaft. It is lined with masonry to the rock. It is at the south end of the mastaba or southwest of B. Total depth 1.3 meters, dirty debris, potsherds and limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west blocked with rubble with traces of mud, left for photo.

G 2089a B: In shaft. Lined with masonry and rock cut below. It is west of the stela, east of G 2091 and northwest of A. Total depth 1.86 meters, sand, dirty debris, limestone debris, rubble and potsherds. Chamber on east blocked with two slabs with traces of mud, left for photo.

Mohammed Tammam was walking on the dump debris south of the street G 7100 and found in debris: a fragment from a small basis of a limestone statuette.

cars emptied:
6:30 to 8:30: 120
9:00 to 12:00: 240
1:30 to evening: 250
Total: 610

[ILLUSTRATION]

Mahmoud Sayed Ahmed left by the night train to Quft, because his wife is very ill.

Friday, March 17, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2071
(2) West of G 2073

(1) G 2071
On top of the mastaba in removing the debris. In exposing the remains of the lining, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble, and stones. Nothing exposed.

(2) West of G 2073
West of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastabas (recently excavated), sand, limestone debris, rubble, red debris, pebble and dirty debris. Remains of lining not yet exposed.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 120
9:00 to 12:00: 210
1:30 to evening: 230
Total: 560

Saturday, March 18, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2071
(2) West of G 2073

(1) G 2071
On top of mastaba, in removing the debris. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Nothing exposed.

(2) West of G 2073
West of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and red debris. Exposed some small mastabas and shafts.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 108
9:00 to 12:00: 195
1:30 to evening: 230
Total: 533 1/2

Sunday, March 19, 1939

work on
(1) top of G 2072
(2) top of G 2073 and room a
(3) West of G 2073
(4) top of G 2074

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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
    03/16/1939; 03/17/1939; 03/18/1939; 03/19/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2071

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2073

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2089

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2091

    • 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.