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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, October 17, 1937 (continued)

(4) G 2026 (continued)
G 2026 C: Removed the chamber roof, which was in shaft. It is lined with two crude brick courses above the red rock, east-west chamber. Stones, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on west, left for photo.

(5) G 2026a
Small mastaba lined with dubsh and crude brick. It takes only one shaft. It is west of G 2026, south of G 2026b and east of G 2026d. Exposed shaft A

G 2026a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh, mud-brick and bound with mud. Total depth 1.45 meters. Dirty debris and sand. Chamber on north. Lined with crude brick and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(6) G 2026b
Small mastaba. Lined with dubsh and crude brick. It takes only one shaft. It is west of G 2026, north of G 2026a and east of G 2026d. Exposed shaft A.

G 2026b A: In shaft and chamber. It is lined with mud-brick. Only on east and north lined with dubsh below to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 2 meters. Sand. In chamber sand and limestone debris. Chamber on north. Lined with crude brick. Body, head on north (broken), left for drawing. Cannot be photographed, because the chamber is very narrow.

Monday, October 18, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2009 O, P [= G 2013a]
(2) G 2025 C, X
(3) G 2025b A
(4) G 2026 B, C, D
(5) G 2026c A
(6) G 2026d A, B, X
(7) G 2027b B

(1) G 2009
In removing the lining of shafts Z and U to start in O and P.

G 2009 O [= G 2013a O]: In shaft. It is underneath the chamber of shaft Z and west of P. Cut in rock. Only on east lined with dubsh and bound with mud and rock-cut below. Total depth 1.55 meters. White limestone debris and black pebble. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2009 P [= G 2013a P]: In shaft. It is underneath the chamber of shaft U. West of shaft O. Lined with dubsh and stones above and rock-cut below. Down 1.3 meters. White limestone debris, pebble and broken mud-brick and potsherds. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

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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
    10/17/1937; 10/18/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2009

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2013

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2026

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2027

    • 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.