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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 520

Wednesday, October 6, 1937 (continued)

Drawing of mastabas in which work resumed today.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Thursday, October 7, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2014 F
(2) G 2018a C, D
(3) G 2021a A, B
(4) G 2021b A, B
(5) G 2021c A, B, C
(6) G 2022 A, B, C

(1) G 2014
G 2014 F: Removed chamber II blocking. Limestone debris, and white limestone debris. Coffin cut in rock and bound with mud filled the whole chamber, left for photo.

(2) G 2018a
G 2018a C: Removed the chamber roof. Dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, and on the bones two pottery dishes. Left for photo.

G 2018a D: Removed chamber blocking, which was built with dubsh and roofed with stones. Dubsh and mud bound. Total depth 1.8 meters. Body head on north, on the body silt deposited by rain. Left for photo.

(3) G 2021a
This mastaba north of G 2021b and south of G 2023, also east of G 2024. Lined with dubsh and some stones. With two shafts.

G 2021a A: In shaft and chamber. It is south of B. Lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below. Total depth 3 meters. Excavated before 1.8 meters. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on west, cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing of shaft on page 521.

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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
    10/06/1937; 10/07/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 11

  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2016

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2018a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2018b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2019a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2021

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2022

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2023

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2024

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2027

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2040

    • 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.