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Thursday, April 21, 1938 (continued)

(1) G 2086 (continued)
G 2086 room a: Stone chapel bound with gypsum. Decorated in relief with red, green and yellow paint. Drift sand. It opened on east into room b. On each doorjamb standing figure with staff and some inscription in red paint. The head of the two figures weathered. On west to north of the chapel is an inscribed stela and decorated with red, yellow and green paint. Also a window slot on west opened in the serdab. Cleared on a limestone floor above the rock. Found empty.

G 2086 room b: A stone chapel east of room a and south of G 2085. Not decorated. Drift sand. Door opened to north into a street between G 2085 and G 2086. Cleared on a limestone floor above the rock. Found empty.

G 2086 serdab: In the serdab. Built of stones and roofed with stones. Only one stone on south found in place. West of a and south of A. Drift sand. Fragments of plaster from a wooden statue. Left in place for Mr. Bill. Not yet cleared.

(2) G 2087
A stone mastaba. South of G 2086, east of G 2088 and north of G 2088b and serdab (2). With four shafts, not started in them. For the drawing of G 2086 and G 2087 see page 640.

Cars emptied:
6:00 to 8:00: 150
8:30 to 12:00: 285
2:00 to 5:00: 213
Total: 648

Friday, April 22, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2087

(1) East of G 2087
East of this mastaba in removing the great dump heap to expose the lining of G 2084. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, pebble and stones. Exposed the lining of G 2084 on west and south. The lining on north and east not yet exposed. No shafts exposed.

Cars emptied:
6:00 to 8:00: 90
8:30 to 12:00: 195
2:00 to 5:00: 250
Total: 535

Saturday, April 23, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2084

(1) G 2084 - On the top of the mastaba, in exposing the lining and the shafts. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, pebble, stones and dirty debris from the dump heap. Exposed the lining of E, but on north not yet exposed. East of G 2084 appears a big stone mastaba, the lining and the shafts of it not yet exposed.

Cars emptied.
6:00 to 8:00: 97
8:30 to 12:00: 300
2:00 to 5:00: 195
Total: 592

Sunday, April 24, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2084
(2) G 2086, serdab and room a

(1) G 2084
On top of mastaba. In exposing the lining of the mastaba. On north and the rest of shafts. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, pebble from the casing of the mastaba. Exposed the lining of the mastaba on north which is continued with the lining of G 2085 on south. Also exposed five shafts, not lettered and not started in them.

(2) G 2086
East of this mastaba in exposing the lining of G 2085. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and pebble from the dump heap. Exposed the lining of G 2085 on west and south with stones. The lining on east and north not yet exposed. Shafts not yet exposed.

Serdab of room a: Mr. W.S. Smith in the serdab, exposed three basis from wooden statues covered with plaster. He cleaned them and drew them and photographed them.

Cars emptied:
6:00 to 8:00: 103
8:30 to 12:00: 198
2:00 to 5:00: 250
Total: 551

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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
    04/21/1938; 04/22/1938; 04/23/1938; 04/24/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2084

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2086

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2087

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.