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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, December 28, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2130
(2) G 2196 U

(1) G 2130
Into the cut in rock. It is rounded same as a shaft. North of the mastaba room. Down 12.45 meters. Excavated before 25 cm. Sand, birds' bones and big dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

(2) G 2196
G 2196 U: Exposing that the west door jamb of the chamber is an inscribed stone (only broken in two fragments). Removed the stone after photographing it. Sketch of the inscribed stone [35-12-40, see B8592]. [GLYPHS]

Sunday, December 29, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2100 A
(2) G 2130
(3) G 2385 X

(1) G 2100
G 2100 A: In shaft, lined with well made stones above, the southeast and southwest corners are wider than the northeast and northwest corners. It is south of D and west of E. Down 2.5 meters. Sand and some pebbles. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

(2) G 2130
In the mastaba. Total depth 13.75 meters. Sand. Reached the rock in shaft, exposing no chamber.

(3) G 2385
G 2385 X: Broken up the gypsum which was under the ceiling and round the chamber. Gypsum. Found between the gypsum: broken offering dishes, fragments of cloth decayed [35-12-48], fragments of wood decayed [35-12-49], small alabaster kohl pot, small ink pot alabaster (small vessel) [alabaster model vessels 35-12-42, 35-12-43, 35-12-44]. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, December 30, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2100 A
(2) G 2130 ANNEX

(1) G 2100
G 2100 A: In shaft, it is cut in rock below. Down 5.25 meters. Sand. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

(2) G 2130 ANNEX
We found in the casing of the mastaba a limestone block with mason's marks in red.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, December 31, 1935
Day of rest.

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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
    12/28/1935; 12/29/1935; 12/30/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2385

    • 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.