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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, March 16, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2003 (continued)
G 2003 B: In shaft. It is northwest of C and south of X. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud brick above and underneath plaster and rock below. Down 3.65 meters. White limestone debris and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft, chamber not yet reached.

G 2003 C: In shaft and chamber. It is northeast of A and southeast of B. Small shaft, lined with stones, mud brick and dubsh. Total depth 2.3 meters. Excavated before 1.6 meters. Chamber on south, lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Roof partly destroyed on north. Reached the rock in shaft. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2003 Y: In shaft. It is west of X. Lined with stones on south and with mud brick on north. But on east and west lined with stones which hanging on the debris [???]. Down 1.7 meters. Black debris, sand, limestone debris underneath and pebble. Chamber on south, lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

(3) G 2004
G 2004 T: Removed chamber blocking. Dubsh in chamber and sand. Body in chamber with broken skull. Left for photo.

Tuesday, March 17, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 18, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2003 A, B, X, Y

(1) G 2003
G 2003 A: In shaft and chamber. It is southwest of C, half of the shaft on west reached the room of the mastaba G 2001. Lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 8.1 meters. Excavated before 6.7 meters. Black debris, stones, dubsh and white limestone debris. Chamber on south. Small chamber, cut in rock. No blocking. Reached the rock in shaft. Not reached chamber.

G 2003 B: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 5.2 meters. Limestone debris, some pebble and in chamber dubsh and limestone debris. Chamber on west. Small chamber, cut in rock. No blocking. Body, head on north, broken skull. Reached the rock in shaft, body left for photo.

G 2003 X: In shaft and chamber. It is north of B and east of Y. Lined with stones above, on north lined with mud brick and dubsh underneath and rock below. Total depth 4 meters. Excavated before 2.6 meters. Black debris, sand and some papers. Chamber on east, cut in rock. Small chamber. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    03/16/1936; 03/17/1936; 03/18/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2001

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2003

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2004

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.