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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, September 20, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2016

(1) G 2016
On the top of the mastaba in exposing the shafts. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. It is east of G 2013. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Exposed six shafts and the room. Shafts are A, B, C, D, E and X, but not started in shafts. Drawing of the mastaba with its six shafts and the room.

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Tuesday, September 21, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, September 22, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2015b C
(2) G 2016 A, B, C, D, E, X

(1) G 2015b
G 2015b C: In shaft. Lined with masonry to the beginning of the rock. Only on south lined with crude brick. It is east of G 2015 A. Total depth 93 cm. Stones and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 2016
G 2016 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and crude brick underneath. Bound with mud and gypsum and rock cut below. It is south of B. Total depth 2.82 meters. Drift sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2016 B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and crude brick underneath. Bound with mud and rock cut below. It is northwest of A and southeast of C. Total depth 3.4 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber on west to south. Cut in rock. Blocked with crude brick. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2016 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with dubsh, crude brick underneath and bound with mud and rock cut below. It is southeast of D and northwest of B. Total depth 4.85 meters. Sand, and drift papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. For the drawing see page 512.

G 2016 D: In shaft an chamber. Lined with dubsh above and crude brick below. Bound with mud. Rock cut below. It is northwest of C. Total depth 2.7 meters. Excavated before 1.7 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west to south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. For the drawing see page 512.

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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
    09/20/1937; 09/21/1937; 09/22/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2013

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2015

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2016

    • 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.