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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday,January 1, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2100 A

(1) G 2100
G 2100 A: In shaft, rock below. Down 7 meters. Sand. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Thursday, January 2, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2100 A

(1) G 2100
G 2100 A: In shaft, rock below. Down 8.4 meters. Sand. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Friday, January 3, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2000
(2) G 2100 A

(1) G 2000
In digging hole east of the mastaba. Limestone debris and underneath pebble mixed with red sand. Exposing the rock into the hole.

(2) G 2100
G 2100 A: In shaft. Sand. Down 9.5 meters. Chamber on south cut in rock. It has a white well made casing around the chamber. Blocked with white well made stones bound with gypsum. On east the blocking partly destroyed. Outside the blocking a big stone covered the blocking, only broken on east. Found in chamber: small alabaster dishes, some are not complete, and some wooden fragments. Canopic pit in the southeast corner lid gone, inside the canopic pit skull and some bones of body. Not reached the rock in shaft. The objects are not yet removed from the chamber.

Saturday, January 4, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2000
(2) G 2130

(1) G 2000
In digging two holes west of the mastaba. Limestone debris and pebble. Exposing the rock in the two holes. On north side of the mastaba we found a limestone block with mason's marks in red.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) North of G 2130
In street north of the mastaba, between this mastaba and G 2210, drift sand, limestone debris and stones fall[en] from the building of the mastabas. The street not yet cleared.

Sunday, January 5, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2130

(1) North of G 2130
In the street north of the mastaba, between this mastaba and G 2210, drift sand, stones from the two mastabas, dubsh and limestone debris. The street not yet cleared.

Monday, January 6, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2130

(1) North of G 2130
In the street north of the mastaba, between this mastaba and G 2210, drift sand, stones, dubsh and limestone debris. The street not yet cleared.

Prepared a railway line running from the street to the west of mastaba G 2100.

Tuesday, January 7, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 8, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2100 A
(2) G 2130

(1) G 2100
G 2100 A: Removed the objects from the chamber. The objects are: eighteen small alabaster dishes (complete), one small alabaster cup broken (not complete), small potsherds, body with the skull. Cleared the chamber on the floor. The debris which is in the shaft and the remains of the blocking not yet removed.

(2) North of G 2130
In the street, north of the mastaba, between this mastaba and G 2210. Drift sand and underneath stones fallen from the two mastaba, dubsh and limestone debris.
Work in the street on west side, the street not yet cleared.

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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
    01/01/1936 through 01/08/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2210

    • 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.