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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, October 10, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 2187 (continued)
G 2187 D: In shaft and chamber. It is north of C and west of G. It is at the end of the mastaba on northwest side. Lined with stones and dubsh. On south lined with mud brick. Total depth 2.2 meters. Excavated before 1.15 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and some stones. Chamber on north. Lined with mud brick. Roofed with four stones. No blocking. The chamber lined with dubsh on north. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2187 E: In shaft and chamber. It is north of the room and south of F. Lined with dubsh, and some building gone. Total depth 1.65 meters. Excavated before 1.4 meters. Dubsh and limestone debris. Chamber on north lined with dubsh. Roof gone. Cleared for drawing.

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G 2187 F: In shaft and chamber. It is north of E and south of G. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Total depth 3.75 meters. Excavated before 2.8 meters. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2187 G: In shaft. It is north of G, and at the end of the mastaba. On northeast side. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Total depth 5.77 meters. Excavated before 4.9 meters. Sand and black debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with two stones and some dubsh. Bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

Friday, October 11, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2187
(2) G 2188

(1) G 2187
On the top of the mastaba. On north search for shafts and to expose the northeast and northwest corners of the mastaba. Limestone debris dubsh, sand and black debris. Shafts and corners not exposed.

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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
    10/10/1935; 10/11/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2188

    • 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.