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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, October 3, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 2347
G 2347 Y [= G 5551 Y]: In shaft. Lined with mud brick and dubsh above and rock below. It is north of Z and south of X. Down 4 meters. Limestone debris, black debris and some potsherds. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

G 2347 Z [= G 5551 Z]: In the shaft. Lined with dubsh and mud brick and rock below. It is south of Y. Total depth 4.2 meters. Limestone debris and black debris. Chamber on south cut in rock. Blocked with one stone (big). The thieves broke the stone blocking. On south. A head and some debris appears in chamber on north. Reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

Friday, October 4, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2184 B
(2) G 2338 C
(3) G 2347 Y [= G 5551]
(4) G 2357 A [= G 5554]
(5) G 2381

(1) G 2184
G 2184 B: In chambers II and III.
Chamber II. Removed the body and the decayed wooden fragments from the chamber. We began in shaft. Down 5.7 meters. White limestone debris.
Chamber III. On west. Cut in rock. Blocked with one big stone and near the stone on north and south and on top. Dubsh bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber III blocking left for photo.

(2) G 2338
G 2338 C: In shaft. It is in the northwest corner of the mastaba and west of A. Down 2.2 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber I appears on east cut in rock. Blocked with small two stones, dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(3) G 2347
G 2347 Y [= G 5551 Y]: In shaft. Total depth 5.3 meters. Limestone debris, black debris and some potsherds. Chamber on east cut in rock. Blocking with two stones. The north one is bigger than the south one. A coffin cut in rock appears running from north to south. In side the coffin body head on north. Some bones thrown out from the coffin, on east. Also inside the coffin some dubsh thrown on the body bones. Found in shaft debris: fragment of wooden head rest; broken offering model dishes. Blocking left for photo.

(4) G 2357
G 2357 A [= G 5554 A]: In shaft. Lined with mud brick above and rock below. It is the first shaft on north of the mastaba. Down 3.5 meters. Sand, limestone debris and black debris. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

(5) G 2381
In digging two holes in the mastaba rooms on EN [east north?] side from the south room of G 2370. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and underneath white limestone debris. To expose the rock for drawing. The rock not yet exposed.

Saturday, October 5, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2357 A, B, C [= G 5554 & G 5555]
(2) G 2381

(1) G 2357
G 2357 A [= G 5554 A]: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 4.75 meters. Limestone debris, sand and black debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Open and empty. 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
    10/03/1935; 10/04/1935; 10/05/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2338

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5551

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5554

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5555

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 4

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.