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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, November 13, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2035c A, B, X
(2) G 2036a B
(3) G 2037a A, B

(1) G 2035c
Partly destroyed stone mastaba. North of G 2036, east of G 2035a and west of G 2037a, b. On the southeast side of this mastaba appears uninscribed stela (limestone). Exposed three shafts.

G 2035c A: In shaft and chamber. It is south of B. Lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below. Total depth 3 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2035c B: In shaft. It is north of A and west of G 2037a C. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 1.6 meters. Limestone debris and dirty debris. Found in debris. Inscribed limestone fragment in sunk relief (perhaps from a stela). Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 2035c X: In shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the red rock mixed with pebbles. It is north of the door of the G 2036 chapel and south of G 2038a. Total depth 2.6 meters. Red debris and pebble. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 2036a
G 2036a B: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 4.7 meters. Pebble, red debris and limestone debris. Chamber on north. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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(3) G 2037a
Partly destroyed stone mastaba. It is north of G 2037b, east of G 2035c and south of G 2038c, d. Exposed three shafts A, B, and C.

G 2037a A: In shaft and chamber. It is southeast of B. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the red rock mixed with pebbles. Total depth 1.3 meters. Dirty debris and limestone debris. Chamber on east. Lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. 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
    11/13/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2037

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2038

    • 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.