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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, November 17, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2196 G
(2) G 2347a E [= G 5564 C]
(3) G 2357 O [= G 5561]

(1) G 2196
G 2196 G: Removed chamber II blocking. Two stones we break, limestone debris and some mud bound. Body, his bones broken, left for photo.

(2) G 2347a
G 2347a E [= G 5564 C]: Removed the dubsh we found on November 14. We exposed that there is no chamber or blocking. We expose the mastaba casing. Drawing of the mastaba and its shafts.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2357
East of this mastaba. Stones, dubsh, limestone debris and sand. Search for shafts, but we did not found any.

G 2357 O [= G 5561 O]: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh east of Q. Big and small dubsh and underneath black debris. Chamber on south. Lined with dubsh, roofed with stones, no blocking. Body head on south, left for photo.

Monday, November 18, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2197 Y, Z, U
(2) G 4519 A, B, C, D, F, G, H, K, M, N
(3) G 4611 A

(1) G 2197
G 2197 Y: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2197 Z: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    11/17/1935; 11/18/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4519

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4611

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5561

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5564

    • 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.