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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, February 28, 1936 (continued)

(3) G 2045 (continued)
G 2045 F [= G 2045a F]: In shaft and chamber. Lined with mud brick above and red rock mixed with pebble below. On north side destroyed. It is north of A and east of G. Total depth 1.45 meters. Pebble and red debris. Chamber on north, cut in red rock mixed with pebble. Roof gone. No blocking. Body, head on north, and near his head we found a mud brick used as a headrest. Body left for photo.

G 2045 G [= G 2045a G]: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and mud brick above and rock below. It is west of shaft F. Total depth 1.8 meters. Pebble and red debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

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G 2045 X [= G 2045c X]: In shaft. Lined with mud brick above and red rock mixed with pebble below. On west the stone building of mastaba G 2045. It is east of this mastaba, on south and west of shaft Y. Total depth 2.05 meters. Pebble, red debris, dubsh and mud brick underneath. Ended at rock. No chamber.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2045 Y [= G 2045c Y]: In shaft. Lined with mud brick, dubsh and bound with mud. It is east of X. Total depth 1.3 meters. Pebble, and red debris. Chamber on north roofed with stones. Blocked with stones, dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

Saturday, February 29, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2004
(2) G 2044 A, B, X
(3) G 2045 F
(4) G 2132 B

(1) G 2004
On the top of the mastaba. Lined with stones. It is lie[lying?] in the southeast corner of G 2000, south of G 2001, G 2003, west of G 2005 and north of Professor Junker's excavations. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones, sand, black debris and some potsherds. One shaft, not numbered before and half of it excavated, appears.

(2) G 2044
West of this mastaba. Pebble, red debris and dubsh, exposed shaft X.

G 2044 A: In shaft and chamber. Red rock mixed with pebble below. Total depth 2.1 meters. Pebble and rock debris. Chamber on west, cut in red rock mixed with pebble. No blocking. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2044 B: In shaft. Red rock mixed with pebble below and underneath native rock. Total depth 4.6 meters. Pebble and red debris. Chamber on south, cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and removed above. Left for photo.

G 2044 X: In shaft. Small shaft, lined with dubsh. It is west of this mastaba and south of G 2045. Total depth 1.05 meters. Pebble mixed with red debris, limestone debris and potsherds. Chamber on north, roofed and blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

(3) G 2045
G 2045 F [= G 2045a F]: Removed the body from chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

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(4) G 2132
G 2132 B: Removed the remains of chamber II blocking. Mud brick from blocking and white limestone debris underneath. A wooden coffin [36-4-28] appears in chamber (decayed) and broken, and scattered bones [36-4-29] near the broken coffin.

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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
    02/28/1936; 02/29/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2001

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2003

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2004

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2005

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2044

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2045

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2132

    • 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.