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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 319

Sunday, May 3, 1936 (continued)

(3) G 2419 (continued)
G 2419 G: In shaft. It is north of E and south of F. Lined with dubsh. Down 1.85 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and bones. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

G 2419 X: In shaft and chamber. It is in the street, between this mastaba and G 2409. South of A and west of the inscribed doorjambs which are in the street. Lined with stones. Total depth 1.80 meters, limestone debris, sand, dubsh and stones. Chamber on east lined with stones. It was roofed with stones but the roof now gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2419 Y: In shaft. It is built in the floor of the mastaba. It is northeast of A and south of E. Lined with stones. Total depth 1.80 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on north lined and roofed with stones. Blocked with dubsh, not bound. Blocking left for photo.

Monday, May 4, 1936

work on
(1) G 2411

(1) G 2411
On the top of the mastaba, on north, between this mastaba and G 2420 and east of it between this mastaba and G 2412. Search for shafts and lining. Limestone debris, sand, dubsh and stones. Exposed some shafts and lining on north, and the lining of G 2420 on south. Not yet exposed the remains of the shafts of this mastaba on east, between this mastaba and G 2412.

Tuesday, May 5, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 6, 1936

work on
(1) G 2411
(2) G 2412

(1) G 2411
On the top of the mastaba on north and east, between this mastaba and G 2412, stones, dubsh, limestone debris, sand and black debris. Exposed the remains shafts, but not yet numbered, and not yet started in.

(2) G 2412
On the top of the mastaba on west, between this mastaba and G 2411 on south and north. Lined with stones, and dubsh and on west partly gone. It is east of G 2411, west of G 2414, south of G 2415 and north of G 2371. Search for the remain shaft: limestone debris, dubsh, stones, sand and black debris. Exposed the shafts, but not yet numbered and not yet started in.

Thursday, May 7, 1936

work on
(1) G 2409 Z
(2) G 2419 A, B, C, G
(3) G 2420

(1) G 2409
G 2409 Z: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing on page 320.

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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
    05/03/1936; 05/04/1936; 05/05/1936; 05/06/1936; 05/07/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2412

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • 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.