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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, March 7, 1936

Work on
(1) In the mastaba room G 2004 and shafts B, C, D, W, Y, Z

(1) G 2004
In the room: In the room, on southeast side, or east of shaft Y and north of Z. White limestone debris, drift sand, stones and dubsh. Cleared.

[G 2004] B: Removed chamber II blocking, lined and roofed with stones. Dubsh, one slab, mud bound and underneath limestone debris and sand. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

[G 2004] C: Removed chamber II blocking, lined and roofed with stones. Dubsh, mud bound and limestone debris underneath. Body, head on west. Left for photo.

[G 2004] D: Removed chamber I blocking, lined and roofed with stones. Dubsh, big stone and inside chamber limestone debris, sand, some potsherds and pebble. Scattered bones in chamber debris. Chamber cleared.

[G 2004] W: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 1.7 meters. Drift sand, stones and dubsh. Found in chamber debris: scattered bones with skull. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

[G 2004] Y: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones and partly destroyed. It is south of X, in the southwest corner of the room. Total depth 2.75 meters. Drift sand, dirties and some papers. Chamber on north. Lined with stones and mud brick on east, on north lined with mud brick. On west lined with stones and a stela (not inscribed). Roofed with stones, and partly destroyed on north. An inscribed stone appears in the roof of the chamber, chamber is clear and the inscribed stone left for photo. Drawing.

[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
    03/07/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • 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.