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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, May 8, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2419 (continued)
G 2419 Y: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with stones and some mud bound. Roofed with stones, dubsh. Body, head on north. The stone which is in the doorjambs of the chamber is inscribed with three big hieroglyphic letters. The body and the inscribed stone left for photo.
[GLYPHS]

(3) G 2420
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts and the lining of the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Found in debris: inscribed limestone fragment (in relief) [36-5-25]. Shafts not yet exposed.
[GLYPHS]

Some boys removing drift sand near the lower house.

Saturday, May 9, 1936

work on
(1) G 2420

(1) G 2420
On the top of the mastaba on north. To expose the lining of the mastaba, sand and black debris, limestone debris and dubsh. Lining and shafts not yet exposed.

Some boys removing the sand near the lower house.

Sunday, May 10, 1936,

work on
(1) G 2419 A, Y
(2) G 2420

(1) G 2419
G 2419 A: Removed the body which was in the coffin inside the chamber. Found in chamber debris: model shoulder jar (pottery). Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2419 Y: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[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
    05/08/1936; 05/09/1936; 05/10/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2419

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2420

    • 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.