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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, September 29, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 2185 (continued)
G 2185 X: In shaft lined with stones. The building gone on north. It is between G 2187 and G 2185. Total depth 2.35 meters. Excavated before 1.8 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, papers and black debris. Chamber on south lined with stones and roofed with stones. On south lined with mud brick, some gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2186
G 2186 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and mud brick. It is north of G 2184 1/2. Total depth 2.7 meters. Excavated before 1.65 meters. Black debris and limestone debris. The shaft building is broken on east into chamber of shaft D. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 2186 B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and mud brick below. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 2.1 meters. Excavated before 1 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris, papers and sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(3) G 2347
G 2347 C [= G 5551 C]: In shaft. Down 2.4 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and broken mud brick. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

(4) G 2349 [= G 5530]
On top of the mastaba on south. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. To expose some corners of the shafts. Under shaft C on east a new shaft appears. It is not yet numbered.

(5) G 2356
On top of the mastaba. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. To expose the corners of some shafts.

Monday, September 30, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2184 E, G
(2) G 2186 C, E, F
(3) G 2347 [C] [= G 5551]

(1) G 2184
G 2184 E: Removed the head end, foot end and the east side of the wooden coffin and also removed the bones of the two bodies, which are inside the coffin. Drawing on page 134.

G 2184 G: Removed the coffin lid from chamber II. Fragments from the lid and underneath limestone debris, black debris, dubsh and underneath sand. Found in debris inside the coffin: small decayed wood; broken skeleton; small offering dishes; small offering ink pot (small vessel); two small offering cups; three limestone fragments of deep basin; one inscribed limestone fragment from the bottom of deep basin; fragment of sandstone. In chamber II in north and south four courses. Two small on south and two on north. They are on top of the coffin. Cleared. Drawing on page 134.

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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
    09/29/1935; 09/30/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2186

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2356

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5551

    • 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.