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Wednesday, January 25, 1939

work on
(1) North of G 2097 and G 2098

(1) North of G 2097 and G 2098
North of these mastabas on the northern cliff. Searching for lining of new mastabas, shafts or rock cut tombs, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble, stones and red debris. Nothing exposed in that place.

Thursday, January 26, 1939

Work exactly as yesterday, north of G 2097 and G 2098. Searching of any new lining.

Friday, January 27, 1939

work on
(1) North of G 2097a, G 2097b, G 2097c
(2) G 2098 Y

(1) North of G 2097a, G 2097b, G 2097c
North of these mastabas. North of the northern cliff. Search for new mastabas, shafts or rock cut tombs, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble, stones and red debris. Exposed the lining of some small mastabas. Lining not exactly cleared.

(2) G 2098
G 2098 Y: W.S. Smith removed the linen which was covered the burial. Linen left in place and body left for photo.

Saturday, January 28, 1939

work on
(1) G 2097a, G 2097b, G 2097c (north of)
(2) G 2098 B, E, G
(3) G 2099 C, F

(1) North of G 2097a, G 2097b, G 2097c
North of these mastabas. On top of the northern cliff. Search for new mastabas or shafts, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble, stones and red debris. Exposed parts of the lining of new mastabas and shafts. Remains of lining and shafts not yet exposed and not numbered yet. We stopped working in that place.

(2) G 2098
G 2098 B: Removed the chamber blocking. It is built of stones and roofed with slabs. Rubble from the blocking and sand in the chamber. Body [39-4-19], head on north, above the limestone debris, left for photo.

G 2098 E: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs, stone, rubble and mud from the blocking and in the chamber sand. No body in the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2098 G: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs, rubble from the blocking and sand in the chamber. No body. Cleared. Drawing.

[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
    01/25/1939; 01/26/1939; 01/27/1939; 01/28/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2097

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2098

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2099

    • 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.