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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, September 29, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2185 D, E, V, W, X [G 2185 V = G 2464a A]
(2) G 2186 A, B
(3) G 2347 C [= G 5551]
(4) G 2349 [= G 5530]
(5) G 2356

(1) G 2185
G 2185 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is north of C and south of V. It is at the end of the mastaba. Total depth 3.85 meters. Excavated before 3 meters. Sand, limestone debris and black debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Body. head on north. The body is put on limestone debris and dubsh. Left for photo.

G 2185 E: In the pit. Lined with mud brick west of C. Total depth 1 meter. Limestone debris, black debris and broken mud brick. Chamber on south lined with mud brick. Roofed with stones. The building gone on south. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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G 2185 V [= G 2464a A]: In shaft. It is north of G 2185 mastaba. It is north of D. Lined with stones. Small shaft. Total depth 90 cm. Limestone debris, and dubsh. Chamber on north. Lined with stones and roofed with stones. Found in debris in the silt deposited with rain: broken head and skeleton of body. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2185 W: In shaft. Lined with stones and dubsh south of G 2185 and north of G 2190 m. Total depth 90 cm. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Chamber on north. Lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: inscribed limestone fragment (small) [35-9-58]. Broken bones of body. Drawing of the shaft and the inscribed stone.

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[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

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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
    09/29/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2186

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2356

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2464a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • 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.