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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, April 22, 1937(continued)

(6) G 2433 (continued)
G 2433 D: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION].

Friday, April 23, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2014 D, E
(2) G 2378

(1) G 2014
G 2014 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is south of E. Total depth 4.15 meters. Excavated before 2.5 meters. Sand, dirty debris, dubsh and stones. Three chambers.
Chamber I: On north running to east. Cut in rock. Roofed with bad rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud, because we found the remains of the blocking. Body, head on north. Left for photo.
Chamber II: On west. Above chamber III. Cut in rock. It was blocked with stones, because we found some of the blocking stones. Body, head on north and bones broken, left for photo.
Chamber III: On west, cut in rock. No blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2014 E: In shaft and chamber. It is north of D. Small shaft, lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Total depth 1.5 meters. Excavated before .7 meters, drift sand, limestone debris and dirty debris. Chamber on north, lined with dubsh, stones bound with gypsum, roofed with stones, no blocking, cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba and east of G 2431. Search for mastabas and shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones, sand and dirty debris. Shafts exposed not yet numbered and also the mastabas, and not started in.

Saturday, April 24, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba and east of G 2431. Search for mastabas and shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, stones and dirty debris. Shaft and mastabas exposed, not yet numbered.

Sunday, April 25, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378
(2) G 7912 Z

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas and shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, stones and dirty debris. Shafts and mastabas exposed, not yet numbered.

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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
    04/22/1937; 04/23/1937; 04/24/1937; 04/25/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2431

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2433

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7912

    • 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.