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Saturday, October 19, 1935 (continued)

(3) G 2357 (continued)
G 2357 S [= G 5561 S]: Removed the chamber blocking. Two small stones and dubsh and inside the chamber black debris. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2357 W [= G 5561 W]: Removed the chamber blocking. Two stones and some dubsh and some mud bound. Body, head on north. Tall body cover with some decayed cloth. Left for photo.

Sunday, October 20, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2381

(1) G 2381
On the top of the mastaba. In digging two holes to expose the rock. Limestone debris, dubsh and red debris. Exposed the rock for drawing.

Monday, October 21, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2196 D, G, H, I
(2) G 2385 X

(1) G 2196
G 2196 D: Removed chamber I roof. Dubsh, stones and mud bound. Body. Head on north. Scattered bones. Left for photo. Chamber II not exposed.

G 2196 G: Removed the body from chamber I. Total depth 2.75 meters. Dubsh and white limestone debris. Chamber II appears on south. Cut in rock. Blocked with two stones, some dubsh and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2196 H: Removed chamber I roof. Three stones and mud bound. Body. Head on north. Left for photo.

G 2196 I: Removed chamber I blocking. Two stones (broken). Body, head on north. Covered with some decayed cloth. Left for photo. Chamber II not exposed.

(2) G 2385
G 2385 X: In shaft and chamber. It is south of the sloping passage of the rock-cut tomb G 2385 A. North of the sloping passage of the rock-cut tomb G 2370 A. lined with dubsh above. Some building gone on east and rock below. The shaft bound with gypsum. Total depth 2.15 meters. Limestone debris, black debris and potsherds. The shaft was covered above with one big stone, we removed. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. All the chamber bound with gypsum, same as a coffin. Also underneath the roof bound with gyps, we found model offering dish fixed with gypsum. Found in shaft debris: broken model offering dishes and potsherds, some model offering small dishes and cups. The gypsum and the dish left for photo.

Tuesday, October 22, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, October 23, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2188 D
(2) G 2378
(3) G 2381 and G 2347 X [= G 5562]

(1) G 2188
G 2188 D: In the shaft. It is south of Y, east of X and underneath the building of shaft C. Small shaft. Lined with stones. Total depth 95 cm. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones fallen from C. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 2378
In the magazine which is south of the serdab of the room and west of the room, to expose the rock on the floor to take the height of the rock for drawing. Mud floor and underneath white limestone debris. Expose the rock in the magazine.

(3) G 2381, G 2347 [= G 5562]
Digging three holes on the top of the mastaba, and search for the building of the shaft X of G 2347, to expose the rock, to take the height of the rock. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Exposed the rock in the three holes and expose the building of the shaft X of G 2347 [= G 5562].

Mrs. Reisner and Mary arrived from Greece.

Thursday, October 24, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2370 A
(2) G 2375

(1) G 2370 A
Exposing the drainage channels east of the rock-cut tombs: G 2370 A, G 2381 A, G 2382 A (G 2385 X), G 2387 A.

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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
    10/19/1935; 10/20/1935; 10/21/1935; 10/22/1935; 10/23/1935; 10/24/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 2188

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2385

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5561

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5562

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • 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.
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.