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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, April 6, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2009 (continued)
G 2009 D. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, April 7, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, April 8, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2009 B
(2) G 2402

(1) G 2009
G 2009 B: Removed chamber II blocking. Dubsh from the block and underneath limestone debris, stones, dubsh, and pebble. In chamber II body appear[s], head on north and fragment of decayed wooden coffin. Left for photo.

(2) G 2402
On the top of the mastaba, on exposing the shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and potsherds.

Thursday, April 9, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2006 A
(2) G 2010 A, B, C, X, Y
(3) G 2011 A, C
(4) G 2012
(5) G 2130
(6) G 2402

(1) G 2006
G 2006 A: Removed the copper mirror [36-4-31] from the coffin, from chamber.

(2) G 2010
G 2010 A: In shaft. Small shaft. Lined with dubsh, south of B and west of Y. Total depth 2.15 meters, drift sand. Chamber on south, roofed with stones, blocked with dubsh and bound with mud blocking. Left for photo.

G 2010 B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Small shaft north of A. Down 1.45 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on east, blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2010 C: In shaft. Lined with stones on three sides east, west and south. On north lined with dubsh. It is in the southeast corner of the mastaba, south of shaft X. Total depth 1.85 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and some dubsh. Chamber on south, blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Left for photo.

G 2010 X: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and with dubsh below, and another lining underneath from mud brick and bound with gypsum. Total depth 2.55 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Chamber on west, roofed with stones, blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2010 Y: In shaft. Small shaft lined with dubsh. It is east of A and north of X. Total depth 1.7 meters drift sand. Chamber on east, in the casing of the mastaba, blocked with dubsh and some mud bound. Block left for photo.

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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
    04/06/1936; 04/07/1936; 04/08/1936; 04/09/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2006

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2009

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2012

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2132

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.