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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, April 5, 1936 (continued)

(3) G 2132
G 2132 B: Removed the wooden fragments which are from a wooden coffin [36-4-28] and also removed the bones [36-4-29] from chamber II. Found in chamber debris: small jar [36-4-30] with pointed bottom, pink ware, fragments not complete. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 2402
On the top of the mastaba, to expose the shafts. Limestone debris, sand, black debris and potsherds. Not yet exposed shafts.

Monday, April 6, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2009 D
(2) G 2011 A, C
(3) G 2402

(1) G 2009
G 2009 D: Removed the remains of the chamber blocking and also removed the east wall, mud brick from the blocking, and in the chamber limestone debris, pebble, sand, stones and dubsh. The roof of this chamber on west, and the chamber in the real rock on east, lined with stones and bound with gypsum. Open and empty. Drawing on page 291.

(2) G 2011
G 2011 A: Removed chamber III blocking, dubsh and plaster bound. Body, head on north. Near the body on east we found: wooden stick, wooden wand (broken). Body left for photo.

G 2011 C: Removed chamber II blocking, dubsh and white limestone debris in chamber. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2402
Prepared a railway line, began from this mastaba and ends at mastaba G 2415, for removing the debris from the mastabas G 2402, G 2407, G 2408, G 2409, G 2411, G 2412 and G 2415.

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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
    04/05/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • 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 2407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2408

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2412

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2415

    • 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.