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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, April 4, 1936 (continued)

(5) G 2357 (continued)
G 2357 N [= G 5561 N]: In shaft. It is north of M, lined with dubsh and partly destroyed on north. Total depth 1.9 meters. Dubsh. Limestone debris and black debris. Found in shaft debris: fragments from model dishes (pottery). Ended at rock. No chamber.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(6) G 2359 [= G 5552]
On the top of the mastaba. In removing the building of the shafts, search for rock cut tomb in this place. Stones, dubsh, limestone debris and yellow sand. Expose[d] the rock in this mastaba. Nothing was found. No rock cut tombs.

Sunday, April 5, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2009 A, B, C, D, E, F, X, Y
(2) G 2011 C, X
(3) G 2132 B
(4) G 2402

(1) G 2009
G 2009 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above and rock below. It is south of B and east of C and north of the serdab. Total depth 4.35 meters. Excavated before 2.9 meters. Drift sand, paper, and underneath white limestone debris and pebble. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2009 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above and rock below. It is north of A and east of D. Total depth 5.85 meters and excavated before 2.9 meters. Sand, limestone debris and pebble. Two chambers appear.
Chamber I: On east. Cut in rock, no blocking. Open and empty.
Chamber II: On east. Cut in rock, blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Chamber II blocking left for photo.

G 2009 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is west of A and south of D. Total depth 3.6 meters. Excavated before 2.7 meters. Drift sand and paper. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: bones. Cleared. Drawing on page 288.

G 2009 D: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is west of B and north of C. Total depth 4.2 meters. Excavated before 3.3 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on east, cut in rock. Blocked with mud brick. Blocking partly destroyed above on north blocking left for photo.

G 2009 E: In shaft and chamber. Line with dubsh above and rock below. It is west of C and D and south of F. Total depth 3.7 meters. Excavated before 2.2 meters. Sand and some limestone debris. Chamber on south. In rock, no blocking. Drawing on page 288.

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

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2009

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2132

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5552

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5561

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.