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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, September 30, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 2186 (continued)
Drawing G 2186 C

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2186 E: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh and mud brick above and rock below. It is north of D and south of F and east of B. Total depth 5.1 meters. Excavated before 4.3 meters. Black debris limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. A coffin cut in rock from north to south appears in the chamber. The coffin lid consists of three stones. Only the north stone is not in its place. The coffin lid stones left for photo.

G 2186 F: In shaft. Lined with mud brick and dubsh. Small shaft. It is north of E and east of C. It is the last shaft in the mastaba on the northeast side. Total depth 1.05 meters. Dubsh, black debris and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(3) G 2347
G 2347 C [= G 5551 C]: In shaft. Down 3.6 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and broken mud brick. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

Tuesday, October 1, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, October 2, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2185 B
(2) G 2186 D
(3) G 2337 V
(4) G 2347 C [= G 5551]
(5) G 2348 X [= G 5510]
(6) G 2349 F [= G 5530]
(7) G 2371 W

(1) G 2185
G 2185 B: Removed the chamber blocking. One stone in the blocking on south and mud bound on north. Scattered bones. Chamber cleared and empty. Scattered bones left for photo.

(2) G 2186
G 2186 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh east of A and south of E. Total depth 2.3 meter. Excavated before 1.6 meters. Black debris and limestone debris. Chamber on west. Lined with dubsh and mud brick. Roofed with mud brick. It is broken on west into shaft A. Cleared. Open and empty. Found in debris on the top of the mastaba: limestone small fragment of basis not inscribed. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    09/30/1935; 10/01/1935; 10/02/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2186

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2337

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2371

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5551

    • 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.