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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, April 9, 1936 (continued)

(4) G 2012
On top of the mastaba, lined with stones, partly destroyed on south. It is south of G 2009, east of G 2010 and north of Junker's excavations. Drift sand and some (broken stones). Remains of shafts not yet exposed and not yet numbered.

(5) G 2130
On the top of the mastaba, south of shaft and west of the room, in exposing the dubsh walls and the casing. Limestone debris, sand, dubsh and stones.

(6) G 2402
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and potsherds.

Friday, April 10, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2009 B
(2) G 2010 A, B, C
(3) G 2012
(4) G 2402

(1) G 2009
G 2009 B: Removed the body from chamber II, and left the wooden fragments from the coffin in the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

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(2) G 2010
G 2010 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with stones, dubsh, mud bound and limestone debris underneath. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2010 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh, only on east lined with stones. Dubsh, mud bound and limestone debris underneath. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2010 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with stones, dubsh, mud bound, and limestone debris underneath. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2012
On the top of the mastaba. Drift sand and underneath limestone debris, pebble and potsherds. Exposed the shafts A, B, C, D. Not yet started in shafts.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    04/09/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2009

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2012

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.