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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, December 3, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2111
(2) G 2112

(1) G 2111
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts of the mastaba. It is in the street north of G 2100, south of G 2110 and east of G 2113. Mastaba built with masonry and partly destroyed. A masonry room appears on east. Door on south opened to east. Also in the room appears half of an uninscribed stela. Exposed four shafts A, B, C, D and not started in them.

(2) G 2113
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and shafts of the mastaba. It is north of G 2100, south of G 2110 and west of G 2111. Masonry mastaba, because we found the remains of the lining on east. On west side of the mastaba appears an uninscribed stela. Exposed four shafts A, B, C, D and not started in them. We found on the roof of the chamber of shaft C. Two fragments of half of a limestone stela, in relief with the name of Thenty, (one of the fragments is big and the other small) two fragments from the outer part of the stela but uninscribed. Drawing of the mastaba in which the work resumed today.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, December 4, 1937
Day of rest.
"BAIRAM"; EL AIED EL SOGAIAR.

Sunday, December 5, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2111

(1) East of G 2111
East of this mastaba. South of the room of G 2110. Search for new mastabas and shafts in that place. White limestone and dubsh. Nothing exposed yet.

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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
    12/03/1937; 12/04/1937; 12/05/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2111

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2113

    • 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.