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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 260

Saturday, March 14, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2001 (continued)
G 2001 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones below and underneath cut in rock. Total depth 6.15 meters. Black debris, paper and dubsh, stones and many dirties. In chamber sand. Chamber on west, cut in rock, no blocking, but on south the rock is bad and broken into chamber of shaft A. Found in chamber debris: broken bones. Reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not yet cleared.

G 2001 C: In chamber. Sand. Coffin cut in rock appears in chamber from north to south without lid. Found in chamber debris: alabaster inlay eye with inset agate pupil, sandstone fragment with green copper. Cleared. Drawing.


G 2001 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones, dubsh and some mud bound. Today we expose that near the diorite bowl we found before, a copper mirror. Body, diorite bowl and the copper mirror left for photo.

Sunday, March 15, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2001 B, D, X
(2) G 2002 A, B, C, D, E
(3) G 2004 T

(1) G 2001
G 2001 B: In shaft. Sand. Small diorite bowl appears in chamber on southwest side and also in chamber debris we found - fragment sandstone with green copper. The diorite bowl photographed and removed to the camp. Chamber cleared. Drawing on page 261.

G 2001 D: The diorite bowl and the mirror photographed and removed to the camp. The debris is decayed fragments of wood and dubsh fall[en] from the block into the chamber and some limestone debris. Cleared. Drawing on page 261

G 2001 X: In shaft and chamber. It is south of mastaba G 2001, south of A and north of shaft T of G 2004. Lined with stones and dubsh on two sides west and south, and lined with mud brick on north and underneath stone lining. Total depth 2.3 meters. Sand, paper, dubsh and stones. Chamber on south. Lined and roofed with stones. No block. Only on south lined with mud brick. Drawing on page 262.

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  • 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
    03/14/1936; 03/15/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2001

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2002

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2004

    • 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.