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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, October 25, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 2040 (continued)
G 2040 C. Drawing of the shaft

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2040 D: In shaft. Lined with mud-brick above and rock-cut below. Only on west partly destroyed. It is north of C. Total depth 3.35 meters. Sand, dirty debris, limestone debris and pebble. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 2040 X: In shaft. Lined with dubsh east of this mastaba to south, between it and G 2041. Total depth 2.1 meters. Drift sand and limestone debris. Chamber on east. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Left for photo.

G 2040 Y: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and cut in red rock below. It is west of D. Total depth 2.2 meters. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. No blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo. Drawing of the mastaba and the shafts.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, October 26, 1937
Day of rest.

In clearing the chamber debris of shaft G 2033 C, search for the remains and fragments from the mummy mask and we found half of it and fragments. The half of the mummy mask and the fragments removed to the Camp, after photographing it.

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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
    10/25/1937; 10/26/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2019a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2033

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2041

    • 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.