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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, December 10, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2112 A
(2) G 2112a A
(3) G 2112b A, X
(4) G 2112c A, X

(1) G 2112
Partly destroyed masonry and rubble mastaba. It is east of G 2111, west of G 2112a and south of G 2110. Exposed one shaft, A.

G 2112 A: In shaft. Lined with rubble on north and east and with masonry on south and west to a floor of a limestone debris. Total depth 1.6 meters. Limestone and rubble. Chamber on west. Blocked with small rubble and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

(2) G 2112a
Mostly destroyed small masonry mastaba. It is east of G 2112, north of G 2112b and c and south of the chapel of G 2110. Exposed one shaft.

G 2112a A: In shaft and chamber. In the middle of the mastaba. Lined with crude brick and bound with gypsum, only on north lined with masonry of the chapel of G 2110 to a limestone floor. Total depth 1.25 meters. Dirty debris and broken mud-brick. Chamber on west. Lined with masonry on two sides north and west, and on south and east with crude brick. It was blocked with stone, because we found one blocking stone remains in place. Roofed with slabs and partly destroyed on south. Cleared. Drawing.

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(3) G 2112b
This mastaba lined with rubble above and masonry underneath. Partly destroyed. It is west of G 2112c and south of G 2112a. Exposed two shaft A and X.

G 2112b A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble above on three sides, east, west and south, on north lined with crude brick, and rock-cut below. Bound with gypsum. It is in the middle of the mastaba, north of X. Total depth 3.6 meters. Dirty debris, rubble and limestone debris. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2112b X: In shaft and chamber. It is south of the mastaba and west of G 2112 X. Lined with crude brick above and rubble below. Total depth 1.75 meters. Broken mud-brick, limestone debris, dubsh, dirty debris and remains of bones. Chamber on west. Lined with crude brick on two sides, south and east. Only on north and west with masonry. Roofed with stones partly destroyed on north. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    12/10/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112c

    • 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.