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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, May 14, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2136 [= G 2136'] A
(2) G 2139 C
(3) G 2152 C(2)
(4) G 4121

(1) G 2136 [= G 2136']
G 2136 A [= G 2136' A]: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2139
G 2139 C: Removed the body from the chamber. The body is drawn but not photographed, because the chamber is very narrow. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2152
G 2152 C(2): Removed the chamber blocking. Rubble, mud bound and broken mud brick from the blocking. North-south rock cut coffin without lid. In the coffin, body, head north and below his head rock cut headrest. Left for photo.

(4) G 4121
On the top of the mastaba, search for the remains of shafts for drawing. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed 7 shafts, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Not lettered and not started in them.

Sunday, May 15, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2087 C
(2) G 4121

(1) G 2087
G 2087 C: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 4121
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining and shafts of the mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, and rubble. Exposed five shafts H, I, J, K, X. Shaft X is built in the serdab. The remains of shafts not yet exposed. Not started in shafts.

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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
    05/14/1938; 05/15/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2087

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2136'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2139

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2152

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4121

    • 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.