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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, November 24, 1937 (continued)

(1) G 2040 (continued)
G 2040 X: Removed the body from the chamber. (The body is not photographed because the chamber is very narrow). Drawing.

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(2) West of G 2041
West of the mastaba and east of G 2038d, e. In exposing the shafts and mastaba in this place. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Some of the shafts exposed but unnumbered yet, and not yet started in them.

Some of the boys and guards in bounding the roof and the walls of the lower house (Bill's house).

Thursday, November 25, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2041

(1) West of G 2041
West of this mastaba and east of G 2038d, e. Search for mastabas and shafts in this place for drawing. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Exposed some shafts and small mastaba. The shafts and the mastaba not yet numbered yet and not started in them.

Some of the boys and guards in binding the lower garage and the rooms around it.

Friday, November 26, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2035a A
(2) G 2041

(1) G 2035a
G 2035a A: Removed the body from chamber I and removed the blocking of chamber II. Dubsh and mud bound. In chamber II appears a small wooden coffin (decayed) perhaps for a child (north-south). The wooden coffin left for photo.

(2) North of G 2041
North of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas and shafts in this place. Sand. Limestone debris, and dubsh. Nothing exposed from this mastaba only two shafts were exposed before. Exposed the north end of the mastaba. The casing on north gone, only some stones thrown on the debris. In the place of the stone casing on north is built a crude brick building of a mastaba north of this mastaba.

Saturday, November 27, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2038d C
(2) G 2040 X
(3) G 2041

(1) G 2038d
G 2038d C: In the chamber. Pebble and red debris. Found in chamber debris. Perfect diorite bowl with two handles. 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
    11/24/1937; 11/25/1937; 11/26/1937; 11/27/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2038

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2041

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.