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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, February 27, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2045 (continued)
G 2045 E [= G 2045a E]: In shaft. Small shaft, lined with stones. Partly destroyed on two sides north and east. It is east of shaft G 2043a X and west of G 2045 D. Total depth 1.4 meters. Pebble, red debris, dubsh, and stones from chamber roof. Chamber on north, lined with stones and dubsh, roofed with stones and dubsh. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

Friday, February 28, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2043a [= G 2045b] A, C
(2) G 2044 A, B
(3) G 2045 A, D, E, F, G, X, Y

(1) G 2043a [= G 2045b]
G 2043a A [= G 2045b A]: Removed the body which was in the chamber. Total depth 1.97 meters. Cleared. Drawing.


G 2043a C [= G 2045b C]: Removed the bones which were in chamber I in shaft. Down 4.4 meters. Stones, dubsh and some mud brick from the roof and blocking of chamber I and limestone debris, pebble and potsherds underneath. Chamber II appears on west, cut in rock, blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Chamber II blocking left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft. Drawing of chamber I.


(2) G 2044
On top of the mastaba. Small mastaba with dubsh, south of mastaba G 2045. Pebble red debris and dubsh. We found in the building of the mastaba on the east wall, east of shaft A: inscribed incised limestone tablet (decayed). Exposed shaft A and B. Drawing of the mastaba and sketch of the inscribed stone.


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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
    02/27/1936; 02/28/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2044

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2045

    • 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.