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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 610

Saturday, February 5, 1938 (continued)

(1) G 2051 (continued)
G 2051 U: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick and cut in bad rock below. It is south of W and north of Z. Total depth 3.35 meters. Pebble and limestone debris. Chamber on west. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2051 W: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick partly destroyed on west and cut in bad rock below. It is east of D and north of U. Total depth 2.7 meters. Red debris and limestone debris. Chamber on east to S. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2052
Small stone mastaba, east of G 2051 and west of G 2110. Exposed two shafts A, B.

G 2052 A: In shaft. Lined with rubble above and cut in bad rock below and bound with gypsum and cut in good rock below. It is south of B. Total depth 3.15 meters. Limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. Blocked with rubble and bound with mud, rubble resting on limestone debris. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2052 B: In shaft. Lined above with rubble, only on west with crude brick. Below the rubble is bad rock and cut in rock below. It is north of A. Total depth 3.55 meters. Limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones and rubble resting on limestone debris bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

Sunday, February 6, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2053 A, B, C, D
(2) G 2110 X, Y, Z

(1) G 2053
Rubble mastaba, east of G 2054 and west of G 2110. Exposed four shafts A, B, C, D.

G 2053 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the bad rock. It is south of B. Total depth 2.54 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on south. Built with crude brick and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 611.

G 2053 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 2.55 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris, rubble and potsherds. Chamber on west. Blocked with one stone and rubble. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

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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
    02/05/1938; 02/06/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2051

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2052

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2053

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2054

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2110

    • 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.