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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, October 6, 1937

(1) G 2018a (continued)
G 2018a X Drawing

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(2) G 2018b
In the shaft of this mastaba. It is lined with stones and some mud-brick. It is north of G 2018a X, south of G 2019a and west of G 2027b.

G 2018b A: In shaft. Lined with crude brick on west, with dubsh on south, and north and with stones on east. Down 1.45 meters. Dubsh and pebbles. Chamber on south. Blocked with stones and dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

(3) G 2019a
In the mastaba shafts. The mastaba in north of G 2018b and south of G 2040. Lined with stones and partly destroyed.

G 2109a A: In shaft. Lined with crude brick and dubsh. It is south of B. Total depth 2 meters. Sand, and limestone debris and dubsh underneath. Two chambers appear.
Chamber I. On north. Built in shaft B with crude brick. It was roofed with stones, because we found the remains of the roofing stones. On north it is lined with stones. No blocking. Open and empty.
Chamber II. On east. Lined with crude brick and roofed with stones. No blocking. Only the roof fallen inside the chamber, not yet cleared.

G 2019a B: In shaft. It is north of A. Lined with dubsh above and bound with mud, below lined with crude brick. Down 1.75 meters. Sand, and limestone debris and pebble underneath. In the shaft appears lining and roofing of chamber I of shaft A. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the second chamber.

Drawing of G 2019a A I.

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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
    10/06/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2018a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2018b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2019a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2040

    • 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.