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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, August 3, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2091 (continued)
G 2091 D: In shaft and chamber. It is east of B. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud, rock below. Total depth 4.30 meters, limestone debris, pebble, dubsh, sand and black debris. Two chambers appear.
Chamber I: On south lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones and the floor form red rock and pebble, the floor opened into chamber II. No blocking. Empty.
Chamber II: On south, underneath chamber I cut in bad rock (red mixed with pebble). No blocking. Roof opened in to chamber I. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2091 Serdab: In the serdab. The serdab is on south, south of A and west of the room of the mastaba. Lined with stones, roofed with stones, one roof stone gone on north. Total high 1.67 meters, drift sand. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, August 4, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, August 5, 1936

work on
(1) G 2091

(1) West of G 2091
In the street which is west of the mastaba, between this mastaba and G 2092, drift sand, underneath limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Not reached the floor. No shafts exposed. Only exposed the lining of mastaba G 2092 on east.

Wm. Stevenson Smith and his mother left to Cyprus to spent their holiday.
Dahi Ahmed and Mohammed Salem arrived from Quft.

Thursday, August 6, 1936

work on
(1) G 2091

(1) West of G 2091
In the street which is west of the mastaba, between it and mastaba G 2092. Drift sand and underneath, limestone debris, pebble and dubsh. In clearing the street on north side. Running on bad floor from red rock and pebble.

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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
    08/03/1936; 08/04/1936; 08/05/1936; 08/06/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Dahi Ahmed (expedition photographer)
    Edna Smith
    Mohamed Salem
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 6

Modern People

  • Dahi Ahmed (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photograher.
  • Edna Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Mother of William Stevenson Smith
  • 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.
  • Mohamed Salem

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Son of Salem Hassan (Expedition cook).
  • 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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.