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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 254

Saturday, March 7, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2004 (continued)
[G 2004] Z: In shaft and chamber. It is southeast of Y, or it is in the southeast corner of the room. Lined with stones and partly destroyed. Down 2.2 meters. Drift sand. Not reached the rock in shaft, and not reached the chamber.

Sunday, March 8, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2004 B, C, D, Z and east of it

(1) G 2004
East of this mastaba, in the street between this mastaba and G 2005. Drift sand, mud brick, dubsh and stones underneath. Shaft V appears in the street.

G 2004 B: Removed the body from chamber II and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2004 C: Removed the body from chamber II and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2004 D: In shaft and below chamber I, which is rock below. Total depth 6.35 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, some potsherds, pebble and sand. Chamber II appears on north, cut in rock, blocked with two slabs and dubsh underneath, only one stone removed from the blocking. Chamber blocking bound with mud. Bones appear in chamber and some debris. Left for photo.

G 2004 Z: In shaft and chamber, rock below. Total depth 3.7 meters. Drift sand. chamber on east, running to north, cut in rock. No blocking. Found in shaft debris: fragment sandstone with green copper, also we found in chamber debris bones and skull. Cleared. Drawing on page 255.

microfilm: end page 254

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
    03/07/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2004

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

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.