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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, October 11, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 2188
On top of the mastaba. On north. Search for the shafts of this mastaba. It is east of G 2187 and west of G 2196. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris.

Saturday, October 12, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2188

(1) G 2188
On the top of the mastaba, to expose the shafts. Stones, dubsh, sand, limestone debris and papers. A mud brick wall appears on north running from west to east. Fixed with G 2187, G 2196 and also some shafts. Expose some shafts.

Sunday, October 13, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2188 A, B, C, D, X, Y

(1) G 2188
G 2188 A: In shaft. It is the first shaft on southeast of the mastaba. It is south of B. Lined with mud brick and dubsh. Building gone on north. Total depth 1.5 meters. Excavated before 1.2 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Chamber on north lined with stones. Roofed with stones. All the roof gone now. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2188 B: In shaft. It is south of X and north of A. Lined with stones and dubsh above and rock below. Total depth 2.8 meters. Excavated before 2.55 meters. Limestone debris, sand and papers. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Small chamber. Roofed with one stone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2188 C: In shaft. It is east of X and south of Y. Lined with stones. Some of the building gone on east. Total depth 40 cm. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on south. Lined with stones and was roofed with stones also. Roof not gone. Blocked with two stones and underneath debris. Shaft D appears under shaft C. Drawing on page 146.

G 2188 D: Exposed the building of the shaft. It is under the building of C. We did not work on shaft D until we removed shaft C.

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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
    10/11/1935; 10/12/1935; 10/13/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2188

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2196

    • 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.