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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, January 14, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1457
(2) G 7560

(1) G 1457
In clearing the floor of the street east of the mastaba for drawing. Drift sand, black debris, dubsh and mud brick (broken). Found in debris: small fragments of inscribed limestone (in relief). Street not yet cleared.

(2) West of G 7560
In preparing a railway line west of the mastaba. In order to expose two new mastabas.

Friday, January 15, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1457

(1) G 1457
In exposing the floor of the street for drawing. Street not yet exposed.

Saturday, January 16, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1457

(1) G 1457
In exposing the floor of the street east of the mastaba. Drift sand, black debris, dubsh and broken mud brick. Found in debris: small inscribed limestone fragments (in relief). The street is cleared on a mud brick floor for drawing.

Sunday, January 17, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7460

(1) G 7460
On the top of the mastaba. It is south of G 7450. Small mastaba, lined with stones. Wholey gone. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Shafts not yet exposed.

Monday, January 18, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7460

(1) G 7460
On the top of the mastaba. Search for shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand. Shafts not yet exposed.

Tuesday, January 19, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 20, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1366 A
(2) G 2094 B, E
(3) G 2420 Z
(4) G 2423 G, X, Y, Z, U
(5) G 2426 A, D
(6) G 7460

(1) G 1366
G 1366 A: Removed the body from chamber I.

(2) G 2094
G 2094 B: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    01/14/1937 through 01/20/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 1366

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1457

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2094

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2426

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7460

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7560

    • 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.