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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, January 9, 1938 (continued)

(2) G 2105 (continued)
G 2105 Y: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above and topped with masonry and cut in bad rock below. It is north of X and west of G 2130. Total depth 1.5 meters. Red debris and limestone debris, pebble and red debris in chamber. Chamber on west to north. Cut in bad rock. Roof fallen in the chamber. No blocking. Cutting in the chamber the same as a north-south coffin without lid. Found in chamber debris: two perfect (model?) alabaster mouth openers, four incomplete model alabaster vases, one incomplete model pottery base, one pill box full of disc beads, green, black and white, twelve black beads [ILLUSTRATION] flat, one ankh-amulet, fragments of two spiral beads, spiral pendant, one serrated ball bead, one black barrel bead, truncated conical slate object perhaps incomplete. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, January 10, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2042
(2) G 2105
(3) G 6044 B, C, X

(1) G 2042
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones, and red debris. Exposed the shafts and not started in them.

(2) G 2105
On the top of the mastaba on north. Search for shafts and lining of a chapel. White limestone debris. Exposed traces of a crude brick east-west chapel bound with mud, and also the floor bound with mud. On north we found a small crude brick mastaba. Cleared.

(3) G 6044
G 6044 B: Removed the pottery bowl to the camp. Also removed the coffin lid which consists of two stones. Body, head on north (broken). Left for photo.

G 6044 C: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 6044 X: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    01/09/1938; 01/10/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2105

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6044

    • 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.