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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, September 20, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 2184 (continued)
G 2184 X: In shaft. Sand, stones and dubsh. Total depth 2.85 meters. Not reached the rock in shaft. Ended at rock. No chamber.

ATITO [Attito Mahmud] left for Quft.

Saturday, September 21, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2184 C, D
(2) G 2185

(1) G 2184
G 2184 C: In shaft. Total depth 5.3 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber blocked with one stone and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2184 D: In shaft. Down 3.85 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones, broken mud brick and black debris. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber II not exposed.

(2) G 2185
On top of the mastaba and south and west. It is north of G 2190. East of G 2184. Lined with stones and dubsh. On west lined with mud brick. Exposed the shafts A, B, C, D, E, V, W, X [G 2185 V = G 2464a A].

Sunday, September 22, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2184 D, E

(1) G 2184
G 2184 D: In shaft and chambers. Total depth 6.1 meters. Stones, dubsh, broken mud brick and black debris. Two chambers appear. Chamber II and III.
Chamber II. On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in shaft debris: head and broken bones of a body.
Chamber III. On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Clear all the chambers. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2184 E: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is north of D. It is the on the end of the mastaba on northwest. Down 3.4 meters. Excavated before 1.1 meters. White limestone debris, dubsh and stones. The first of chamber I appear on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft.

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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
    09/20/1935; 09/21/1935; 09/22/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Attito Mahmud el-Nahi
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2464a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Attito Mahmud el-Nahi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Brother of Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi.
  • 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.