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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, July 11, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2015 A, B, C

(1) G 2015
Work on G 2015. It is lined with stones and partly destroyed on east. It is east of mastaba G 2014 and south of G 2013. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Exposed shaft A, B, C. Cleared. Drawing of the mastaba.

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G 2015 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and crude brick underneath and rock below. It is south of B, at the south end of the mastaba. Total depth 2.95 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2015 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above, crude brick underneath. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 1.25 meters. Sand, limestone debris and paper. Chamber on north. Lined with crude brick on east, lined with dubsh and cut in rock on west. Compound niche cut in rock in west wall. No blocking. Roof gone. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2015 C: In shaft and chamber. It is north of B. Lined with stones and crude brick above and rock below. Total depth 3.34 meters. Limestone debris, sand and paper. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Preparing a railway line from G 2016 running north to G 2041. To remove the debris from this place, to clear the mastabas for 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
    07/11/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2015

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2016

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2041

    • 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.