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Thursday, March 12, 1936 (continued)

(3) G 2004 (continued)
Drawing of shaft G 2004 D.


Friday, March 13, 1936

Work on
(1) 2001 B, C, D

(1) G 2001
G 2001 B: In shaft. It is north of A and south of C. Lined with mud brick above only partly destroyed on east side. Down 2 meters. Black debris, paper and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft.

G 2001 C: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 5.5 meters. Sand. Chamber on east, cut in rock. Blocked with one stone on north and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not yet cleared.

G 2001 D: In shaft. Total depth 5.9 meters. Limestone debris and some pebble. Chamber on south. Small chamber cut in rock, blocked with stones and dubsh and some mud bound. Some of the dubsh of the block fall[en] into the chamber. Tall body, head on north, appears in chamber, and near legs of the body we found small diorite bowl. Blocking left for photo.

Saturday, March 14, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2001 A, B, C, D

(1) G 2001
G 2001 A: In shaft and chamber. It is south of B and north of X. Lined with mud brick and dubsh above and partly destroyed on east and rock below. Total depth 4.85 meters. Black debris, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand in chamber. Chamber on west. Lined with the casing of the mastaba G 2000. It was blocked with dubsh, because we found the remain[s] of the block. Bad rock in the floor of the chamber and broken into chamber of shaft B. Found in shaft debris: sandstone with green copper. Cleared. Drawing.


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  • 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
    03/12/1936; 03/13/1936; 03/14/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2001

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2004

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.