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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, September 18, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2015a and shaft A, B

(1) G 2015a
On top of the mastaba. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Partly destroyed on north. It is east of G 2015, north of G 2015b and west of G 2016. Stones and limestone debris below.

G 2015a A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and bound with mud below, and rock cut below. It is south of B. Total depth 2.92 meters. Limestone debris, black pebbles and red debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with small dubsh. Left for photo.

G 2015a B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud above, and rock cut below. Total depth 2.4 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber on north. Cut in rock. Blocked with small dubsh and bound with mud. Left for photo.

Sunday, September 19, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2015b and shafts A, B, D
(2) G 2016

(1) G 2015b
Lined with dubsh and stones. It is east of G 2015 and south of G 2015a and G 2016

G 2015b A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and stones above and rock cut below. It is east of B, and south of D. Total depth 70 cm. Limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 2015b B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud above and rock cut below. It is west of A and northeast of C. Total depth 2.2 meters. Drift sand and papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2015b D: In shaft and chamber. It is cut in rock. North of A. Total depth 2.45 meters. Drift sand and papers. Chamber on north. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2016
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts of it. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Shafts not yet exposed.

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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
    09/18/1937; 09/19/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2015

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2016

    • 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.