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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, September 19, 1935 (continued)

(3) G 2339 (continued)
Drawing of G 2339 B

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, September 20, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2184 A, B, C, D, X

(1) G 2184
G 2184 A: In shaft. It is southwest of the mastaba. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Total depth 4.9 meters. Excavated before 3.75 meters. Black debris and limestone debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: broken bones of body. In the building of the shaft on north a chamber broken to north in the shaft B. From this we know that in shaft there are two chambers in the shaft. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2184 B: In shaft. It is north of A and south of C. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Down 4.8 meters. Excavated before 4.4 meters. Black debris and limestone debris. Three chambers appear.
Chamber I: On south lined with dubsh. No blocking. On south it is broken into shaft A.
Chamber II: On east. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones, dubsh and bound with mud.
Chamber III: On west cut in rock.
Chamber II blocking left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft and not exposed chamber III blocking.

G 2184 C: In shaft. It is north of B and south of D. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Down 4.3 meters. Excavated before 2.5 meters. Sand and underneath limestone debris, black debris and stones. The first of the chamber appears on west. Cut in rock. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not exposed the chamber blocking.

G 2184 D: In shaft. It is north of C and south of E lined with dubsh and rock below. Down 2.45 meters. Excavated before 1.8 meters. White limestone debris, sand, black debris and stones. Chamber I appears on west lined with dubsh. It was roofed with stones because we found the stones roof. Found in chamber I debris: head and broken bones of body. Found in shaft debris: well made alabaster fragments. Cleared chamber I. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not exposed chamber II.

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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
    09/19/1935; 09/20/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2339

    • 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.