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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 313

GIZA DIARY, 1936

Friday, May 1, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2409 A, B, C
(2) G 2419

(1) G 2409
G 2409 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above and rock below. It is north of the mastaba serdab, south of C and west of X. It is the big shaft in the mastaba. Total depth 5.70 meters excavated before 5.20 meters. Drift sand and stones. Chamber on south: cut in rock. No blocking. On south of the chamber the floor is higher than the rest of the floor. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2409 B: In shaft: lined with dubsh above and rock below: it is east of C, south of D and north of X: total depth 3.55 meters. excavated before 2.40 meters. Drift sand and black debris. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2409 C: In shaft and chamber. It is north of A, west of B and south of E. It is lined with dubsh above and rock below. Total depth 8.10 meters. Excavated before 7.20 meter. Black debris, paper and stones. Two chambers appear I and II:
Chamber I: On west. Very small, depth 20 cm. cut in rock. No blocking.
Chamber II: On south. small, cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. empty. Drawing on page 314.

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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
    05/01/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • 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.