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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, December 13, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2373

(1) G 2373
Removed the remains inscribed stones of the mastaba room; these stones were on the debris north of the mastaba G 2411. We put these stones in the room of the mastaba, which [is] roofed and lined with stones, [and] which [has] columns inside.

Saturday, December 14, 1935

Work on
(1) [G 2110] A

(1) [G 2110]
[G 2110] A: In shaft. Down 8.6 meters. Red limestone debris mixed with dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Sunday, December 15, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2110 A

(1) G 2110
G 2110 A: In shaft. Down 10 meters. Red limestone debris mixed with pebble, and dubsh. No reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Monday, December 16, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2110 A

(1) G 2110
G 2110 A: In shaft. Down 11.3 meters. Red limestone debris mixed with pebble and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

Tuesday, December 17, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, December 18, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2110 A

(1) G 2110
G 2110 A: In shaft. Down 12.15 meters. Red limestone debris mixed with pebble and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

In the afternoon the boys and the guards were turned out [for] the big statue in the village for photographing.

Thursday, December 19, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2110 A

(1) G 2110
G 2110 A: In shaft. Down 13.2 meters. Red limestone debris mixed with pebble and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

Friday, December 20, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2110 A

(1) G 2110
G 2110 A: In shaft. Down 14.1 meters. Red limestone debris mixed with pebble and dubsh. Chamber appears on south, cut in rock. It was blocked before with stones and bound with gypsum because we found remains of the blocking on west and the lower part of the blocking. Inside the chamber appears debris form sand, pebble and limestone debris. Not reached the rock in shaft, not began in chamber.

Saturday, December 21, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2110 A

(1) G 2110
G 2110 A: In shaft and chamber, total depth 15.25 meters. Limestone debris, pebble, sand and dubsh. Reached the rock in shaft, one stone in front the blocking, chamber not yet cleared.

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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
    12/13/1935 through 12/21/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2373

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

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.