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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, April 22, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2013 A, B, C, D
(2) G 2014 A, B, C
(3) G 2378
(4) G 2431 A
(5) G 2432 B
(6) G 2433 C, D

(1) G 2013
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the shafts. It is south of G 2009, east of G 2012 and north of G 2014 and G 2015. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Exposed shaft C and D.

G 2013 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with mud brick above and rock below. It is south of B, east of C, and west of the room of the mastaba. Total depth 3.5 meters. Excavated before 1.3 meters. Sand, dirty debris, paper and stones. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocking opened before. North-south coffin, cut in rock without lid. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2013 B: In shaft. Lined with stones above and rock below. It is north of A and east of D. Down 3.3 meters. Excavated before 1.2 meters. Drift sand and white limestone, debris underneath. Chamber on east, cut in rock. Blocked with big rubble and limestone debris underneath. Not reached the rock in shaft, blocking left for photo.

G 2013 C: In shaft and chamber. It is west of A and south of D. Lined with rubble and stones above and mud brick underneath and rock below. Small shaft. Total depth 1.2 meters. Drift sand, black debris, and broken mud brick. Chamber on west. Lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2013 D: In shaft. It is west of B and north of C. Lined with rubble and some mud brick to the beginning of the rock. This shaft is irregular five sided. Total depth 2.15 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east to south. Blocked with dubsh (not bound). Left for photo. Drawing of the mastaba with G 2014.

(2) G 2014
On the top of the mastaba. Search for the remains of the shafts in the mastaba on north. Lined with stones and partly destroyed. It is east of G 2012, south of G 2013 and west of G 2015 and north of Dr. Junker's excavations. Drift sand. Exposed shaft C.

G 2014 A: In shaft and chamber II. It is south of B. Lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 2.8 meters. Excavated before 2.2 meters. Drift sand and papers. Two chambers I and II.
Chamber I: On east. Underneath the room of the mastaba. Lined with stones and roofed with stones. No blocking.
Chamber II: On east. Cut in rock. No blocking. North-south coffin cut in rock without lid. The two chambers cleared.

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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
    04/22/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2013

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2431

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2432

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2433

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. 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.