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Diary Transcription:

page 731

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Friday, December 2, 1938 (continued)

(2) G 4525
G 4525 B: Removed the chamber roof. Built of rubble, stones, rubble, and traces of mud. In the chamber, body, head on north (broken), left for photo.

Wednesday, December 7, 1938
Start cleaning magazine I and added it to the boys room north of the dining room.

December 8-10, 1938
In opening doors and windows to magazine I and in making the floor with cement and the magazine is added to the boys room.

Sunday, December 11, 1938
Mohammed Said arrived from Quft.

Saturday, December 17, 1938
Some of the guards in preparing the railway road for the new excavation, north of G 2000.

December 18, 19, 1938
In preparing the railway.

Tuesday, December 20, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, December 21, 1938
The railway ready for work.

Friday, December 23, 1938

work on
(1) G 2094 on north

(1) North of G 2094
Three guards and the boys, north of the mastaba. Searching for new mastabas in that place, sand, limestone debris, rubble, and stones mixed with pebbles. Nothing exposed yet.

Saturday, December 24, 1938

work on
(1) north of G 2094

(1) North of G 2094
North of the mastaba. Searching for new mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble and pebble mixed with stones. A stone mastaba appeared but bot yet clearly exposed.

Sunday, December 25, 1938

work on
(1) north of G 2094

(1) North of G 2094
North of the mastaba. Searching for new mastabas. Exposed a big masonry mastaba north of G 2094. Only the lining on east not yet exposed.

Monday, December 26, 1938

work on
(1) G 2095

(1) G 2095
On top of mastaba, north of G 2094. Built of stones, north - south mastaba. On east is a place of stela fallen away. Also south of that stela the lining goes to east and then to south, then to west as a small chapel with a stela. South of the chapel is a small stela. The lining of that mastaba is against G 2094, limestone debris, rubble, sand and big stones. Exposed shafts of the mastaba: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, X but not started in them. Drawing of the mastaba on page 732.

Tuesday, December 27, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, December 28, 1938

work on
(1) G 2095 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, X

(1) G 2095
G 2095 A: In shaft. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is the first shaft in the mastaba on south and south of B. Total depth 1.53 meters, red debris, sand, pebble, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west blocked with one big stone and rubble and bound with mud, left for photo.

G 2095 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble, ends at rock. North of A and south of C. Total depth 1.95 meters, red debris, rubble, pebble and sand. Chamber on north blocked with rubble and not bound, left for photo.

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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
    12/02/1938 through 12/28/1938
  • Mentioned on page
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2094

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2095

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4525

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

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 Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • 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.