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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 596

Wednesday, January 12, 1938 (continued)

(2) G 2104
G 2104 A: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in bad rock, and it was roofed with slabs, because one remains in place on south. Rubble, stones and mud bound and in the chamber the roofing stones and red debris. The roof was fallen in the chamber and broke the body. We removed the body. Cleared. Drawing.

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(3) G 2120
G 2120 Y: Removed the chamber roof. Dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

Thursday, January 13, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2051

(1) West of G 2051
West of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas and to expose the lining of the mastaba on west. Sand, limestone debris stones and dirty debris. Nothing exposed yet in that place.

Friday, January 14, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2042a A, B, C, D, X, Y, Z

(1) G 2042a
Stone mastaba, east of G 2042 and south of G 2043. Three niches in the east wall, only the middle one is inscribed in sunk relief. Also a stone chapel on east. And opened on east, exposed seven shafts in the mastaba A, B, C, D, X, Y, Z.

G 2042a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below. It is east of B. Total depth 3.6 meters. Excavated before 1.2 meters. Sand and drift papers. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2042a B: In shaft and chambers I and II. Lined above with rubble and rock-cut below. It is south of C. Total depth 5.9 meters. Excavated before 3.5 meters. Sand, limestone debris and in chamber II red debris mixed with pebble. Two chambers.
Chamber I. On south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Empty.
Chamber II. On west. Cut in rock. The roof of the chamber in bad rock. No blocking. North-south limestone coffin with lid, but the lid is not exactly in place. In the coffin, body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2042a C: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and rock-cut below. It is north of B, south of D and west of A. Total depth 2.55 meters. Excavated before 60 cm. Sand, limestone debris and drift papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 597.

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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
    01/12/1938; 01/13/1938; 01/14/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2043

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2051

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2104

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • 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.