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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, December 30, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2103

(1) G 2103
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts for drawing. Small crude brick mastaba. East of G 2100, west of G 2120 and north of G 2102. Stones, rubble, limestone debris, broken mud-brick and dirty debris. Exposed three shafts A, B, D, all lined with crude brick. But only one course of masonry topped shafts A and B. The remains of shafts not exposed yet.

Sand storm day so we stopped the work at 2.30 p.m.

Friday, December 31, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2100
(2) G 2103

(1) East of G 2100
In the street. East of G 2100, west of G 2120 and north of G 2103. In exposing new mastabas and shafts in that place. Sand, limestone debris, and rubble. Exposed some shafts, built of crude brick. Shafts not numbered yet and also not started in them.

(2) G 2103
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the shafts for drawing. Stones, limestone debris, rubble and broken mud-brick. Exposed the shafts for drawing. Drawing of mastaba G 2103 and shafts exposed today.

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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
    12/31/1937; 12/31/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2102

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2103

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • 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.