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Thursday, December 29, 1938

work on
(1) G 2095

(1) East of G 2095
In the street, east of G 2095, which is going to the street, which is between G 2093 and G 2094, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and big stones. A big stone mastaba appears east of this mastaba and north of G 2093. Exposed the lining of the new mastaba on west and north. The lining on east not yet exposed.
The new mastaba is numbered G 2096. The street cleared.

Friday, December 30, 1938

work on
(1) G 2096

(1) G 2096
On the top of the mastaba. Search for the shafts of the mastaba and the rest of the lining, sand, limestone debris, rubble, big stones and pebble. Remains of shafts and rest of lining not yet exposed.

Saturday, December 31, 1938

Work as yesterday. Only we stopped the work in the afternoon because of the blown wind.

Sunday, January 1, 1939

work on
(1) G 2095 A, B, C, D, F, G, I, K, X
(2) G 2096

(1) G 2095
G 2095 A: Removed the chamber blocking. It is built of stones and roofed with slabs and bound with gypsum. One big stone and some rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, head was at north but thrown to the west, left for photo.
G 2095 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Chamber built of stones, only on north a break through shaft C. Blocked with rubble and bound with gypsum. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2095 C: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock. Roofed with one big stones. Rubble and traces of mud. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2095 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Chamber built of rubble and roofed with stones, and bound with mud. Rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, lying on back, left for photo.

G 2095 F: Removed the chamber blocking. Chamber built of rubble and stones, but only on west with crude brick. Roofed with stones and bound with mud. Rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2095 G: Removed the chamber blocking. Chamber built of crude brick and bound with mud. It was roofed with stones, because the roofing stones found fallen in the chamber on the body. Only two roofing stones remain in place one on north and the other on south. Rubble and mud from the blocking and in the chamber, roofing stones, sand and dirty debris. Body, (broken) head on north, left for photo.

G 2095 I: Removed the chamber blocking. Chamber built of stones and roofed with slabs. Stone and traces of mud and in the chamber sand. Body, covered with silt deposited with rain, beside the head of the body on south, fragments of copper objects, left for photo.

G 2095 K: Removed the rubble from the shaft, and we exposed that it is the blocking of the chamber, which is on south. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Rubble from the blocking. Body, head on north, in middle of shaft and the rest of his bones inside the chamber, left for photo.

G 2095 X: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble on west, and on south and east with stones on top and bad rock below. Roofed with stones. Rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, left for drawing. Photo could not be taken because the chamber is very narrow.

(2) G 2096
On top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of shafts and lining of the mastaba, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Exposed some of the shafts, but not yet numbered.

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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
    12/29/1938; 12/31/1938; 01/01/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2095

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2096

    • 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.