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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, January 17, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2051

(1) G 2051
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts for drawing. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and dirty debris. Nothing exposed yet.

Tuesday, January 18, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 19, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2051

(1) West of G 2051
West of the mastaba. In exposing the lining on west. Also in exposing new mastabas and shafts in that place. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and dirty debris. Exposed some of the lining on west, but no new mastabas and shafts exposed in that place.

Thursday, January 20, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2051

(1) East of G 2051
East of the mastaba. In the street between this mastaba and G 2110. In exposing the lining of the mastaba on east, and in exposing the shafts in that street for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, pebble and dirty debris. Some of the shafts in the street exposed. The lining on east not yet exposed.

HIS MAJESTY KING FAROUK I MARRIED TODAY.
We stopped work for half a day.

Friday, January 21, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2036a A
(2) G 2042a B, D
(3) G 2042c H
(4) G 2051

(1) G 2036a
G 2036a A: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2042a
G 2042a B: Removed the coffin lid from the chamber. It is one big stone (broken). In the coffin, body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2042a D: Removed the chamber blocking. Rubble and trace of mud bound. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(3) G 2042c H
Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Dubsh, traces of mud and pilaster. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(4) East of G 2051
East of this mastaba, in the street between it and G 2110. In exposing the lining of the mastaba on east and in exposing new mastabas and shafts in that place for drawing. Limestone debris, rubble, pebble and dirty debris and broken mud-brick. Exposed some of the lining on that side and some new shafts unnumbered yet and not started in them.

Saturday, January 22, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2051

(1) East of G 2051
East of this mastaba, in the street between it and G 2110. In exposing the lining on east, and in exposing new mastabas and shafts in that place. Limestone debris, rubble, pebble dirty debris and broken mud-brick. Exposed a stone mastaba and shafts in that place, not numbered and not started in them.

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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
    01/17/1938; 01/18/1938; 01/19/1938; 01/20/1938; 01/21/1938; 01/22/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    King Farouk I

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2051

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • King Farouk I

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.