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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, March 10, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2120

(1) East of G 2120
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. Search for mastabas, shafts and chapels. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh. The place not cleared yet.

Friday, March 11, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2120

(1) East of G 2120
East of this mastaba in the street between it and G 2140. Search for mastabas, shafts or chapels. Sand, limestone debris, and rubble. The place not yet cleaned.

Saturday, March 12, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2040 Y
(2) G 2120

(1) G 2040
G 2040 Y: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

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(2) East of G 2120
East of the mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140 on north. Search for mastabas, shafts or chapels. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Exposed small rubble mastaba east of the casing of G 2120 on north. Numbered G 2121.

Sunday, March 13, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2120

(1) East of G 2120
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. Search for mastabas, shafts or chapels. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, dirty debris and mud. In this place appears a crude brick wall running from east to west facing to south, ends in the northwest corner of G 2140.
Found in debris: two inscribed limestone fragments (in relief). The street [is] cleared on a crude brick floor above the rock. 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
    03/10/1938; 03/11/1938; 03/12/1938; 03/13/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2121

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2140

    • 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.