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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 550

Saturday, October 30, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 2035b (continued)
G 2035b B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 1.9 meters. Sand, limestone debris and pebble. Chamber on south. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2035b C: In shaft. It is lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below (red rock mixed with pebble) and the rial rock below. It is north of B and south of X. Down 2.5 meters. Red sand, pebble and sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber. Drawing of the mastaba in which the work resumed today.

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Sunday, October 31, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2035a
(2) G 2035b X, Y

(1) East of G 2035a
East of this mastaba. West of G 2040 and north of G 2025 and G 2036. Search for new mastabas and shafts in this place for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones, sand, and pebbles. Exposed some new shafts and mastabas but not yet numbered, and not yet started in them.

(2) G 2035b
G 2035b X: In shaft. Lined with stones above and dubsh underneath to the beginning of the rock. It is west of Y and north of the mastaba. Total depth 3.18 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh sand and pebble. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 2035b Y: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rock above and rock-cut below. Total depth 3.373 meters. Excavated before 2 meters. Red sand, pebble, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 551.

microfilm: end page 550

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
    10/30/1937; 10/31/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2033

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2034

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2036

    • 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.