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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 284

Thursday, April 2, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2011
G 2011 A: Removed the body from chamber II and cleared it, open and empty. Not yet exposed if it will end at rock or will be chamber III underneath chamber II.

G 2011 B: Removed the chamber blocking which is on east side. Stones and underneath limestone debris and dubsh. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2011 C: Removed the body from the west chamber. Not yet exposed if there is another chamber or not.

G 2011 X: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on northeast. Left for photo.

(3) G 2342 [= G 5520]
In the southeast corner of the mastaba, to expose if there are any stone west of the (plug stone we found) or not. Stones, dubsh, white limestone debris floor and underneath yellow sand. Exposed the west end of the stone. At the end of the stone we found another big stone. [It] runs to south. And south [of] the second stone we found another small stone. And at the end of the third stone we found another big stone. [It] runs to east. In the middle of this building appears a small cut in rock. From all of this we imagine that this building is a rock cut tomb. Sketch of the building.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 2359 [= G 5552]
On top of the mastaba on south, south of shaft A and north of G 2357. To expose the building, which appears in the southeast corner of mastaba G 2342. Stones, mud brick and dubsh from the building; under the building mud floor and underneath white limestone debris, dubsh and stones (same as a casing) and underneath yellow sand and dubsh. The place not yet cleared.

Friday, April 3, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2357

(1) G 2357
On top of the mastaba. In removing the lining of the shafts of this mastaba. Search for any street or any thing to expose the rock cut tomb which we found the plug stones of it. Stones and dubsh from the lining and underneath white limestone debris, mud brick and underneath yellow sand and dubsh. In this mastaba on south appears shaft north, south of shaft O [= G 5561 O]. Rock not yet exposed in this mastaba, and not started in shaft N.

Saturday, April 4, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2006 A
(2) G 2008 Y
(3) G 2011 A, B, C
(4) G 2342 [= G 5520]
(5) G 2357 M, N [= G 5561]
(6) G 2359 [= G 5552]

(1) G 2006
G 2006 A: Removed the body from the coffin which was in chamber. Sand, and organic decay in the coffin. White limestone debris in chamber. A copper mirror [36-4-31] appears in the coffin on north, under the body's head, the mirror left for photo. Drawing of the shaft on page 285.

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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
    04/02/1936; 04/03/1936; 04/04/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2006

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5520

    • 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.