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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 352

Thursday, June 25, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2000 (continued)
G 2000 X: Removed the remains of the coffin lid which is cut in rock, and removed also the debris, sand. Found in coffin debris: broken bones. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2000 Y: Removed the remains of the chamber blocking, mud brick. Body, in chamber left for photo.

G 2000 Z: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with stones and roofed with stones. Stone, mud bound and dubsh. Body, head on north, broken bones. Body, left for photo.

Friday, June 26, 1936

work on
(1) G 1203 A
(2) G 2412 E
(3) G 2414 C
(4) G 2418
(5) [G 4611] B [not G 2611]

(1) G 1203
G 1203 A: In shaft. Total depth 7.77 meters, sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Reached the rock in shaft. Cleared. Drawing on page 353.

(2) G 2412
G 2412 E: Removed the chamber roof. Lined with stones from north to south. Two stones and mud bound. Body, with broken skull on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2414
G 2414 C: In shaft. It is north of B. Lined with mud brick above and dubsh and rock below. Total depth 4.80 meters, black debris, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on east cut in rock. Blocked with stones and some dubsh, bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

(4) G 2418
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of shafts, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Exposed some shafts.

microfilm: end page 352

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
    06/25/1936; 06/26/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1203

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2412

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2414

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2418

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4611

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

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.