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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, October 23, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2041
(2) G 4710

(1) G 2041
West of this mastaba, between it and G 2040. In exposing the lining of the mastaba and the casing on west for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and stones. Lining on west not yet cleared.

(2) G 4710
On the top of the mastaba and west of the chapel. Search for the serdab, because we found the window of the serdab. Stones, dubsh, limestone debris and pebble. Found in debris south of the chapel. Small inscribed fragment (in sunk relief), and with red masons marks. No serdab for the mastaba.

Sunday, October 24, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2033 A, B, C, D, E, F, X, Y, Z
(2) G 2034 A, B

(1) G 2033
Partly destroyed stone mastaba. It is north of G 2023, west of G 2035 and east of G 2000. Exposed shafts A, B, C, D, E, G, X, Y, Z.

G 2033 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and cut in red rock mixed with pebble below. It is west of the chapel of the mastaba. South of shaft B. Total depth 3.15 meters. Excavated before 1.5 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on east. Cut in red rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2033 B: In shaft and chamber. Cut in red rock above and rock-cut below. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 3.4 meters. Red rock, pebble, stones and dubsh. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock-cut coffin, without lid, empty. Between this shaft and shaft A is an inscribed stela broken in two (weathered stela). Drawing of the shaft.

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G 2033 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above. Only on south lined with stones and rock-cut below. It is north of B and west of F. Total depth 2.6 meters. Pebble and red debris. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock mixed with pebbles. Blocked with stones, because we found one stone remains from the blocking. Found in chamber debris. Half of a gypsum mummy mask. 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
    10/23/1937; 10/24/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2023

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2033

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2034

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2041

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4710

    • 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.