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Saturday, October 9, 1937

(2) G 2019a
G 2019a B: In shaft. It is cut in rock below. Removed the lining and the roof of chamber G 2019a A which was built in shaft B. Crude brick, limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris underneath. Down 2.8 meters. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft and not started in the chamber.

(3) G 2023
G 2023 A: Lined with dubsh. West of U and north of the room. Lined above with dubsh and rock-cut below. Excavated before 6.2 meters. This shaft was cut in bad rock, so we cannot work in it. We asked the Mudir and he ordered us to leave it.

G 2023 Y: In chamber. Sand. Found in chamber debris. Two barrel beads one small and the other big, one ball bead, Pyramidal seal with an animal on it. Cleared. Drawing.


G 2023 Z: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 3.1 meters. Limestone debris, dirty debris and stones. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.


G 2023 W: In shaft and chamber. It is northwest of U. Lined with crude brick on three sides, only on north lined with stones of G 2023 mastaba. Total depth 1.9 meters. Limestone debris and pebbles. Chamber on east. Lined with crude brick and roofed with stones. No blocking. It is built in shaft U. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.


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  • 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
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2019a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2023

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.