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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 435

Wednesday, January 20, 1937 (continued)

(5) G 2426
G 2426 A: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2426 D: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(6) G 7460
On the top of the mastaba on north. And in exposing the lining on south. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and some bones. On the top of the mastaba on north appears Ptolemaic Roman building without roofs and partly destroyed. Exposed the lining on south and shafts not yet exposed.

Thursday, January 21, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1020
(2) G 1366 A
(3) G 7460

(1) G 1020
In clearing the corners of the shafts and the lining of the mastaba on east for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. The corners and the lining on east are cleared for drawing.

(2) G 1366
G 1366 A: In shaft. Underneath chamber I. Total depth 3.75 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber II on west, cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Left for photo.

(3) G 7460
On the top of the mastaba on south. In exposing the lining on southeast. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand. Exposed the lining on southeast. Shafts not yet exposed.

Friday, January 22, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2423 X, Y, U

(1) G 2423
G 2423 X: This shaft was built with the room of the mastaba G 2423. In removing the inscribed stones from the roof of the chamber. Removed to the camp. Inscribed limestone fragment (in relief) (1) fit with the stone of shaft Y. Sketch of the stone on page 436.

microfilm: end page 435

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
    01/20/1937; 01/21/1937; 01/22/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1366

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2426

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7460

    • Site Name Eastern 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.