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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, April 10, 1936 (continued)

(4) G 2402
On the top of the mastaba. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and potsherds. Shafts not yet exposed.

Saturday, April 11, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2010 A, B, C, X, Y
(2) G 2012 A, B
(3) G 2402

(1) G 2010
G 2010 A: Removed the body from the chamber and also the roof. Stones from the roof. Cleared. Drawing.

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After removing the body from the chamber, we expose[d] on the south shaft A(2), not yet started into shaft.

G 2010 B: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

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G 2010 C: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

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G 2010 X: Removed the chamber blocking, and removed the roof. Lined with stones, some dubsh and bound with gypsum. Dubsh, mud bound from the blocking and stones from the roof. Body, head on north. After removing the body we found shaft G 2010 X(2), not yet started in shaft G 2010 X(2). 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
    04/10/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

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.