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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, March 30, 1936 (continued)

(6) G 2011 (continued)
G 2011 E: In shaft. Total depth 3.2 meters. Sand, and underneath limestone debris and pebble. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2011 X: In shaft. In chamber I, cut in rock, in the street east of G 2008, west of G 2011 and north of shaft G 2008 X. Total depth 3.5 meters. Excavated before 1.2 meters. Sand and underneath limestone debris and dubsh. Two chambers appear, I and II.
Chamber I: On north. Cut in rock. No blocking. Open and empty.
Chamber II: Cut in rock for it on south, for the blocking only, but chamber on west, cut in rock, blocked with one stone and underneath dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking of chamber II left for photo.

Tuesday, March 31, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, April 1, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2005 H
(2) G 2006 A
(3) G 2009
(4) G 2010
(5) G 2342 [= G 5520]

(1) G 2005
G 2005 H: Removed the chamber roof of this shaft to photograph shaft G 2005 H.H. which appears in the chamber. Stones, dubsh, and limestone debris from the roof. Shaft H.H left for photo.

(2) G 2006
G 2006 A: In shaft. Total depth 7.2 meters. White limestone debris. Found in shaft debris. Fragment of sandstone with green copper [36-4-2]. Reached the rock in shaft.

(3) G 2009
On the top of the mastaba on east, small mastaba lined with stones and dubsh. South of the mastabas G 2008 and G 2011, east of mastaba G 2005 and north of mastaba G 2010. Limestone debris, stones, dubsh and sand. Exposed some of shafts today and some were exposed before.

(4) G 2010
On the top of the mastaba. Small mastaba lined with dubsh partly destroyed. It is east of G 2005, south of G 2009 and north of (Dr. Junker's excavations). Drift sand, and on south only sand and underneath limestone debris, pebble and potsherds. Expose[d] the shafts, but not started in them.

(5) G 2342 [= G 5520]
In removing the southeast corner of the mastaba, to expose the big stone we found before in mastaba G 2359 [= G 5552]. This stone looks to us as a plug stone of a rock cut tomb. The stone runs from mastaba G 2359 to west side under the building of mastaba G 2342. Stones from building and limestone debris, dubsh in the middle between the stones. Removed the southeast corner of mastaba G 2342.

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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
    03/30/1936; 03/31/1936; 04/01/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2005

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2006

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2009

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5520

    • 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.