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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, November 13, 1937 (continued)

(3) G 2037a (continued)
G 2037a B: In shaft and chamber. It is northwest of A and east of C. Lined with dubsh above and underneath one limestone course. Total depth 1.15 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and dirty debris. Chamber on south. Lined with crude brick. It was roofed with stones because we found one stone remaining from the roof on south. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Drawing of the mastabas in which the work resumed today.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Some of the boys and guards in binding the roofs of Salem's rooms, Tewfik's rooms, Yunis's rooms.

Sunday, November 14, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2037a C
(2) G 2037b A, B, X
(3) G 2038a A

[(1) G 2037a C: omitted from typed text]

[(2)] G 2037[b]
Partly destroyed stone and crude brick mastaba. It is north of G 2025 and south of G 2037a. Two uninscribed crude brick stelae bound with pilaster and gyps on east side of the mastaba. Exposed three shafts A, B, X.

G 2037[b] A: In shaft. It is east of B. Lined with crude brick. Total depth 1 meter. Limestone debris, dirty debris, pebble and red sand. Chamber in shaft. Cut in red rock mixed with pebbles. Not roofed. Body (child) head on north, left for photo.

G 2037[b] B: In shaft. It is west of A and east of X. Lined with crude brick. Only on east lined with stones to the beginning of the red rock. Total depth 1 meter. Limestone debris, red sand and pebble. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 2037[b] X: In shaft. It is west of B. Lined with dubsh above and stones underneath and rock-cut below. Down 3.7 meters. Limestone debris, red sand and pebble. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

(3) G 2038a
Partly destroyed dubsh mastaba. It is north of G 2035c X and south of G 2038b. Exposed one shaft A.

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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
    11/13/1937; 11/14/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Salem Hassan (expedition cook)
    Tewfik
    Yunis
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2037

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2038

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • Salem Hassan (expedition cook)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition cook. Father of Mohamed Salem.
  • Tewfik

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates