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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, October 3, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2422
G 2422 U: In shaft and chamber. It is lined with stones and under the stones is mud brick. Total depth 2.35 meters, limestone debris, black debris and stones from shaft V. Chamber on south lined with mud brick, some stones and dubsh. No blocking. Roofed with stones and some dubsh. Open and empty. Drawing.

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(3) G 2423
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts, sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Lining and shafts not yet exposed.

(4) G 2426
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Exposed some shafts today.

Sunday, October 4, 1936

work on
(1) G 2423
(2) G 2426
(3) G 2427 C
(4) G 2428 A, C, E, F, X, Y

(1) G 2423
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. North of this mastaba and east of G 2426 appears a new mastaba not yet numbered. Exposed the lining of this mastaba on north and the northeast corner. The remains of the lining and the shafts not yet exposed.

(2) G 2426
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts of the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Exposed the shafts and the lining of the lining of the mastaba but not yet numbered and not yet started in.

(3) G 2427
G 2427 C: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

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(4) G 2428
G 2428 A: Removed the body from the chamber and underneath, limestone debris, and black debris. Underneath this debris we found another body and numbered it as no. 2 and the first one is no. 1. We think that no. 2 is the owner of the tomb. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    10/03/1936; 10/04/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2422

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2426

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2427

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • 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.