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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 297

Thursday, April 16, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2010 A2, X2
(2) G 2012 A, B, C, D
(3) G 2402a, A, B

(1) G 2010
G 2010 A2: In shaft, and in chamber of shaft A and X. It is south of A and north of X2. Lined with dubsh above and partly destroyed on north, south and east. Rock below. Total depth 3.8 meters. White limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh without bound, partly gone on south above. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2010 X2: In shaft. It is in chamber on X on south. It is south of A2. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud, partly destroyed on north and rock below. Total depth 3.7 meters. White limestone debris and pebble. Chamber on east, cut in rock, blocked with dubsh not bound. Blocking left for photo.

(2) G 2012
G 2012 A: Removed the chamber blocking, mud brick above the blocking and some dubsh. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2012 B: Removed the chamber blocking, stones and dubsh. Body, head on north. Blocking and body left for photo.

G 2012 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Big dubsh. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2012 D: Removed the roof of the chamber which is in the shaft. Total depth 2.35 meters. Big dubsh and some bound. Body, head on north, appears in chamber which is in the shaft. Left for photo.

(3) G 2402a
G 2402a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above and mud brick underneath and stones. It is south of B. Total depth 2.37 meters. Limestone debris, black debris, and dubsh. Chamber on south, in the casing of the mastaba G 2400. Lined and roofed with stones, it is running from north to south. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2402a B: In shaft. Lined with stone above and underneath stones and rock below. It is north of A, and south of C. Total depth 4.6 meters. Limestone debris, sand, black debris and dubsh. Chamber on east, cut in rock. It was blocked with stones because we found the remains of the blocking. Reached the rock in shaft.

Friday, April 17, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2010 X2
(2) G 2012 A, B, C, D
(3) G 2402a B, C, D
(4) G 2402b A, B, C, X, Y, Z

(1) G 2010
G 2010 X2: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(2) G 2012
G 2012 A: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing on page 298.

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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
    04/16/1936; 04/17/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2012

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2402

    • 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.