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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, March 1, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2004
(2) G 2043a [= G 2045b] C
(3) G 2044 B, X
(4) G 2045 Y

(1) G 2004
On top of the mastaba. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones, black debris and some potsherds. Found in debris on the top of the mastaba: eighteen complete pots (pottery). exposed four shafts and the serdab. Shafts not yet numbered and not yet started in shafts.

(2) G 2043a [= G 2045b]
G 2043a C [= G 2045b C]: Removed chamber II blocking. Very small chamber. It is in the southwest corner of the chamber. Dubsh, mud bound, large stone and limestone debris underneath. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(3) G 2044
G 2044 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2044 X: Removed chamber block and roof. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. One slab, dubsh, mud bound, stones and dubsh into the roof. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(4) G 2045
G 2045 Y [= G 2045c Y]: Removed block and roof of the chamber. Lined with dubsh on east, bound with mud and lined with mud brick on west. Dubsh, mud bound and stones from the roof. Pebble, red debris, dubsh and silt deposited by rain in chamber. Body, head on north (broken). Left for photo.

Monday, March 2, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2004 A, B, C, D and serdab
(2) G 2043a [= G 2045b] C
(3) G 2044 A, B, X
(4) G 2045 Y

(1) G 2004
G 2004 A: In shaft. It is east of C and D and north of the serdab. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Down 4.2 meters. Excavated before 3.6 meters. Drift sand and debris. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

G 2004 B: In shaft. It is south of C and west of the serdab. Small shaft, lined with stones. Total depth 3.24 meters. Sand and white limestone debris and pebble underneath. Two chambers appear.
Chamber I: In the above part of the shaft, on south. Lined and roofed with stones. Roof and lining partly destroyed on south. Open and empty.
Chamber II: On south, blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft, leaving chamber II blocking for photo.

G 2004 C: In shaft. It is north of B and south of D. Very small shaft. Lined with stones. Total depth 2.85 meters. Sand and underneath limestone debris and some pebble. Two chamber appear.
Chamber I: It is in the upper part of shaft, on west. Lined and roof with stones. No blocking. Open and empty.
Chamber II: On south, blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft. Leaving chamber II blocking for photo.

G 2004 D: In shaft. It is north of C, at the end of the mastaba on northwest side. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Down 3.1 meters. Drift sand and some paper. Chamber I appears on north. Blocked with dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber II not yet exposed. Chamber I blocking left for photo.

G 2004 serdab: In the serdab. South of shaft A and east of B. Lined with stones and was roofed also with stones, because we found one stone from the roof on south side. Down 1.7 meters. Drift sand and underneath some wooden fragments. Not yet cleared.

(2) G 2043a [= G 2045b]
G 2043a C [= G 2045b C]: Removed the body from chamber II and cleared it. Drawing.

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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
    03/01/1936; 03/02/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2004

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2044

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2045

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 15

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.