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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, April 2, 1938 (continued)

(1) G 2089 (continued)
G 2089 C: In shaft. Lined above with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is north of B and west of east. Total depth 1.62 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, pebble and red debris. Chamber on south. Blocked with two slabs and dubsh. Left for photo. Drawing of G 2089 and shafts.

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(2) East of G 2091
East of this mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts of the mastaba excavated yesterday. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, pebble, red debris and potsherds. Exposed the lining of G 2089.

Sunday, April 3, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2089 A, D, E, X
(2) G 2089

(1) G 2089
G 2089 A: In shaft. Total depth 4.35 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, pebble, red debris and white limestone debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones and with traces of mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2089 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock and bound with mud. It is south of E and north of the chapel. Total depth 1.56 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, pebble, red debris and traces of child bones in the chamber. Chamber on west. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. No blocking. 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
    04/02/1938; 04/03/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2089

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2091

    • 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.