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Diary Transcription:

page 746

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Friday, January 20, 1939 (continued)

(3) 2097a (continued)
G 2097a B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick on three sides, east, west, and north. On south lined with rubble. Ends at rock (bad). It is west of A and east of C. Total depth 1.3 meters, sand, dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2097a C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick on north and east. On west lined with crude brick topped with rubble. On south lined with rubble. Ends at bad rock. It is west of B. Total depth 1.3 meters, sand, dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 2097b
Small stone mastaba north of G 2097a. Contains of two shafts, A, B. East of these two shafts we cleared to a rock floor, a stone course perhaps the foundation of a small room in the mastaba. Drawing will be with G 2097.

G 2097b A: In shaft. Built of one course of masonry on bad rock. It is north of G 2097 and south of shaft B. Total depth 45 cm, drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

G 2097b B: In shaft. Lined with crude brick on three sides and only with rubble on east. Ends at rock. It is north of A. Total depth 70 cm, drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

(5) G 2097c
G 2097c A: In shaft. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. It is east of the lining of G 2097 and southwest of shaft B. Total depth 1.07 meters, drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

G 2097c B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with one course of masonry. Ends at rock. It is west of the small serdab and northeast of A. Total depth 45 cm, drift sand. Chamber on west built of stones. Roof gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 747.

G 2097c C: In shaft. Lined with rubble and wholly destroyed on north. It is southeast of A. Total depth 45 cm, drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

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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
    01/20/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2097

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097c

    • 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.