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Saturday, September 14, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 2339 (continued)
Tracing of the inscribed stone [35-9-19] found on the top of mastaba G 2339

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

(2) G 4310
To expose the building of the mastaba on the west side. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Exposed the building on west.

Mrs. Reisner and Mary left for Greece.

Sunday, September 15, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4310

(1) G 4310
To expose the northwest corner of this mastaba. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. The corner not yet exposed.

Monday, September 16, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4310

(1) G 4310
To expose the northeast and the northwest corners of the mastaba and the building of the mastaba, on north. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed the northwest corner and the building on rock. The northeast corner net yet exposed.

Tuesday, September 17, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, September 18, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2339 B, C, D
(2) G 4310

(1) G 2339
On top of the mastaba. Stones, dubsh, limestone debris and black debris. Exposed shafts B, C, D.

G 2339 B: In shaft. Lined with mud brick above and rock below. It is east of A and west of G 2371 X. Down 1.55 meters. Stones, limestone debris, dubsh and potsherds. Not reached the rock in shaft.

G 2339 C: In shaft. Small shaft lined with mud brick. It is in the southwest corner of G 2371 and it is west of shaft G 2339 D. Total depth 1.3 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber on west built and blocked with stones and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2339 D: In shaft. Lined with mud brick above and rock below. It [is] west of A and east of C. Total depth 3.1 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with two stones and some dubsh and bound with mud, Blocking left for photo.

(2) G 4310
To expose the building of the mastaba, on east and the northeast corner and search on top for shaft B. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Expose the corner and the building on east.

Thursday, September 19, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2184 V, X, Y
(2) G 2185
(3) G 2339 B
(4) G 2348 X [= G 5510]

(1) G 2184
G 2184 V: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones and on east below lined with mud brick. It is south of G 2384 on east or it is east of X. Total depth 2.55 meters. Excavated before 1.45 meters. Chamber on south lined with mud brick and dubsh. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: broken scattered bones of a body. Found in shaft debris: two inscribed limestone fragments of one piece [35-9-20a, 35-9-20b] and a well made fragment of alabaster. Drawing of the shaft and the inscribed stone, on page 123.

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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
    09/14/1935; 09/15/1935; 09/16/1935; 09/17/1935; 09/18/1935; 09/19/1935
  • 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 5

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2339

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2371

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4310

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5510

    • 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.