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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, November 19, 1936(continued)

(2) G 2429
North of this mastaba in exposing new mastabas and shafts. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Nothing exposed.

(3) G 2461 [= G 2461']
G 2461 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 6.8 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, bones and decayed wood. Coffin cut in rock from north to south, without lid. On west a cut in rock appears. Found in chamber debris: very decayed wooden fragments from a wooden coffin with black traces. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, November 20, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2425

(1) G 2425
East of this mastaba and north of mastaba G 2429. In exposing mastabas and shafts in this place. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Nothing exposed.

Saturday, November 21, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7524 A
(2) G 7820

(1) G 7524
G 7524 A: In the chamber. The north chamber, which had the limestone coffin. Mohammed down into the pit and measured the coffin. This coffin is photographed before. Found in chamber debris: two scraps of gold leaf.

(2) G 7820
East of this mastaba. Search for shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and stones. The shaft not yet found.

Mohammed left to Quft for a week.

Sunday, November 22, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7524 C

(1) G 7524
G 7524 C: In shaft. It is cut in rock, north of D. It is excavated before, and we excavated it now to photograph and measure the coffin. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and stones. Down 4.7 meters. Chamber I appears, on north. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber II not yet appears.

Monday, November 23, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7524 C

(1) G 7524
G 7524 C: In shaft. Down 7.6 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and stones. Chamber II appears, on west, cut in rock. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not started in chamber II.

Tuesday, November 24, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, November 25, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7524 C

(1) G 7524
G 7524 C: In shaft. Down 9.4 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and stones. Found in shaft debris: inscribed ushabti basis and face missing. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not started in chamber II.

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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
    11/19/1936 through 11/25/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2429

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2461'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7524

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7820

    • 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.