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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, March 14, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2150

(1) South of G 2150
South of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. In exposing the lining of these mastabas and in exposing the lining of G 2141, G 2142 and G 2143. Pebble, red debris, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed some of the lining of these mastabas.

Tuesday, March 15, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 16

Work on
(1) G 2121 A, B
(2) G 2150

(1) G 2121
Rubble mastaba, east of the casing of G 2120, west of the northwest corner of G 2140. Exposing two shafts, A, B.

G 2121 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble on three sides. Only on west with stones, and rock cut below. It is north of B. Total depth 1.6 meters. Limestone debris and rubble. Chamber in shaft. Cut in rock, only on east built with stones. It is on west, running from north to south. Roof gone. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2121 B: In shaft. Lined above with rubble on three sides. Only on west with stones to the beginning of the rock. It is south of A. Total depth 53 cm. Limestone debris, sand and dirty debris. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

(2) South of G 2150
South of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140 and on the top of G 2143. In exposing the lining of the mastabas in that place and in exposing the lining of G 2143. Pebble, red debris, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed part from the lining of G 2140 on northwest and also exposed part of the casing of G 2150 on southwest. Shafts of G 2143 not yet exposed.

Abd-Allah and four boys in cleaning the car's way and east of the tennis court for the cocktail.

Thursday, March 17, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2042
(2) G 2042c F

(1) G 2042
On the top of the mastaba. West of the southern niche. Search for shaft A. Pebble, red debris and limestone debris. Found in debris: small inscribed limestone fragments incised. Exposed shaft A, but not started in it.

(2) G 2042c
G 2042c F: Removed the body from the coffin inside the chamber. 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
    03/14/1938; 03/15/1938; 03/16/1938; 03/17/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-Allah
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2121

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2141

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2142

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2143

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Abd-Allah

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • 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.