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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, March 25, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2110

(1) East of G 2110
East of this mastaba. North of the chapel. In the street between it and G 2130. Search for small mastabas or shafts. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Exposed a small rubble mastaba (nearly destroyed), with shafts. Mastaba not yet numbered and the shafts not yet lettered.

Saturday, March 26, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2054
(2) G 2110

(1) G 2054
Removed the inscribed offering stone [38-3-22, Kaankh(?)], which was found in front the southern niche. Sketch of stone. [no sketch]

(2) East of G 2110
East of this mastaba. North of the chapel. In front of the northern niche. In the street between it and G 2210 and G 2130. Search for small mastabas and shafts. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Exposed G 2115 and shafts A, B and C. Also exposed two shafts G 2210 X, Y. 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
    03/25/1938; 03/26/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Kaankh(?) (G 2054)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2054

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2115

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Kaankh(?) (G 2054)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 2054. Crudely inscribed offering basin of Kaankh(?) (38-3-22) (remaining inscription unintelligible); found in situ east of south niche of G 2054.

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.