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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, October 9, 1936

work on
(1) G 2423 and room a
(2) G 2426 A

(1) G 2423
East of the mastaba. In exposing the lining on east, dubsh, mud brick, limestone debris and sand. Lining not yet exposed on east.

G 2423 a: In the room. Lined with stones, most of the lining gone, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. The door of the room opened to east and the door on north of the room. Two shafts on south and one on north appear in the room. The two south shafts roofed with stones. On the west one of the two south shafts, we found two stones from the roof of the shaft inscribed and the east one of the two south shafts, roofed with stones and three stones inscribed. Cleaned the room and left the stones for photo.

(2) G 2426
G 2426 A: In shaft. It is south of B, east of C and north of E. Lined with stones above. Down 1.80 meters: limestone debris, black debris, dubsh and stones fallen in shaft. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

Drawing of the mastaba with shafts: A, B, C, D, E and X.

[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
    10/09/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2426

    • 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.