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Friday, February 21, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2045
(2) G 2132 B, C

(1) G 2045
On the top of the mastaba, exposing the building of the mastaba on south. Small mastaba, lined with stones. It is east of mastaba G 2043. All these small mastabas lie east of the big mastaba G 2000. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds, pebble and red debris. On south of the mastaba appear some small shafts, not yet numbered. Also south of this mastaba appears a small dubsh mastaba (We expose[d] the building of this dubsh mastaba on south side, but we did not [get] started into shafts.)

(2) G 2132
G 2132 B: In shaft. Total depth 7.9 meters. Limestone debris and black debris. Chamber II appears on south, cut in rock. Blocked with mud brick. The blocking partly destroyed above. Skull and bones [36-4-29] displaced appear inside the chamber. Reached the rock in shaft. The remains of the blocking left for photo. Found in shaft debris: fragments of red ware tub [36-2-13], sandstone with traces of copper [36-2-12].

G 2132 C: Removed some of the chamber floor. Limestone debris and pebble. Found in chamber debris: red polished bowl stand [36-2-15] (pottery, broken and not complete.)

Saturday, February 22, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2045

(1) G 2045
On the top of mastaba, on south. Drift sand, dubsh, pebble and red debris. Some small shafts appear and also south of it appears also shafts of other mastabas. Not yet started into shafts. Shafts not yet numbered.

Sunday, February 23, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2043a [= G 2045b]
(2) G 2045

(1) G 2043a [= G 2045b]
On the top of the mastaba, east of the mastaba between G 2045 and this mastaba. Lined with stones, east of mastaba G 2043 and west of mastaba G 2045. Limestone debris, pebble, sand and on east stones fallen from the building of G 2045 and this mastaba. In the building of the mastaba on east, two stelae (not inscribed) appear, and south of these two stelae appear[s] shaft X. The street which is between this mastaba and mastaba G 2045 was used before as a room, because in the street on north we found two stones as door jambs of the door, and we found the door lintel near the door. Four shafts appear - A, B, C, X. Not yet started in shafts.

(2) G 2045
On the top of the mastaba, on east, west and north. Limestone debris, pebble, sand and stones fallen from the mastaba. Five shafts appear, A, B, C, D, E. Also east of it appear two shafts X, Y. Exposed the building on east and north. East of the mastaba building and north of shaft X, a limestone deep basin appears (not inscribed).
Drawing of the two mastabas G 2045 and G 2043a [= G 2045b].

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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
    02/21/1936; 02/22/1936; 02/23/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2045

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2132

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.