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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, May 2, 1937 (continued)

(1) G 2397 (continued)
G 2397 B: In shaft. Lined with stones above, mud brick underneath and rock below. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 3 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on west, cut in rock, blocked with one stone and dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2397 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with mud brick and rock below. It is north of B and south of D. total depth 4.4 meters, black debris, limestone debris, stones and dubsh. Chamber on E, cut in rock. No blocking. North-south coffin. Cut in rock without lid. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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G 2397 D: In shaft. Lined above with mud brick and rock below. It is north of C, at the end of the mastaba on north. Total depth 4.3 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and dirty debris. chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with big rubble and bound with mud, blocking partly gone.

(2) G 2398
This mastaba drawn to scale with mastaba G 2397 (se page 461). It is east of G 2431, north of G 2397 and west of G 2396. It was built with small stones and now gone only on east remains.[???] North of this mastaba is not excavated because of the debris.

G 2398 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones, dubsh, mud brick, to the beginning of the rock. It is south of B. Total depth 1.75 meters. Black debris limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on west. Lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared, open and empty. Drawing.

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G 2398 B: In shaft and chamber. It is north of A. Lined with mud brick to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 1.75 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris, and dubsh. Chamber on north. Lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    05/02/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2396

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2397

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2398

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2431

    • 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.