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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 541

Wednesday, October 20, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 2026d
G 2026d X: Removed the chamber blocking. Three stones, mud bound and limestone debris underneath. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2027b
G 2027b B: Removed the body from chamber II. The body is not photographed because the chamber is very narrow. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 2041
On the top of the mastaba to expose the remains of the shafts. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Mastaba not yet cleared.

Thursday, October 21, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2026b A
(2) G 2032 A, B, X
(3) G 2040

(1) G 2026b
G 2026b A: Removed the body from the chamber. The body not photographed because the chamber is very narrow. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2032
Stone mastaba. North of G 2006 and G 2007, south of G 2033 and west of G 2034. Exposed three shafts. A, B, X. On the top of the mastaba we found and inscribed stone (sunk relief), man seated at a table of bread with staff in hand. Removed the stones to the camp.

G 2032 A: In shaft and chambers. Lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below. It is south of B. Total depth 6.3 meters. Excavated before 4.1 meters. Drift sand. Two chambers.
Chamber I. On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock-cut coffin with broken lid (half of the lid thrown east of the coffin and the other half in place on the coffin ), empty. Found in chamber I debris. Complete jar? (pottery).
Chamber II. On east. Cut in rock. It is small chamber. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 542.

G 2032 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below. It is north of A. Total depth 5.13 meters. Excavated before 2.75 meters. Drift sand and white limestone debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock-cut coffin, with lid broken. The southern half of the lid on the coffin and the northern half displaced. Empty. Found in chamber debris. Limestone canopic jar with lid, three lids, and ox bones. Cleared. Drawing on page 542.

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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
    10/20/1937; 10/21/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 2006

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2007

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2026

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2027

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2032

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2033

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2034

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2041

    • 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.