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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, September 27, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2020

(1) North of G 2020
North of this mastaba, south of G 2041, or west of G 2100. In exposing mastabas or shafts in this place. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and broken mud brick. Nothing exposed yet.

Tuesday, September 28, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, September 29, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2041

(1) South of G 2041
South of this mastaba and west of G 2100. In exposing mastabas or shafts in this place for drawing. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and pebbles. Exposed some of these mastabas, but not yet numbered.

Thursday, September 30, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2041

(1) South of G 2041
South of this mastaba and west of G 2100. In exposing mastabas and shafts for drawing and numbering them. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and underneath limestone debris and pebble. Exposed some new mastabas unnumbered and unexcavated before. Not started in them.

Friday, October 1, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2041

(1) South of G 2041
South of this mastaba and west of G 2100. In exposing mastabas and shafts for drawing. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Exposed some of these mastabas and new shafts. Unexcavated before and unnumbered. Not started in them.

Saturday, October 2, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2014 F
(2) G 2015a A, B
(3) G 2016 B
(4) G 2017 X
(5) G 2041

(1) G 2014
G 2014 F: Removed chamber I blocking. Dubsh and white limestone debris underneath. North-south cut in rock coffin with body, head on north, displaced. The shaft descends below chamber I perhaps there is another chamber below the first chamber.

(2) G 2015a
G 2015a A: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh. Body, head on north wrapped in decayed cloth, near the head of the body a decayed headrest in three pieces. Body and the headrest left for photo.

G 2015a B: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and mud bound. Decayed bones and the head on west (displaced). Bones left for photo.

(3) G 2016
G 2016 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Mud brick and remains of mud bound. Body, head on northwest. Left for photo.

(4) G 2017
G 2017 X: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh, and sand and pebble underneath. Body, head on northwest. Left for photo.

(5) South of G 2041
South of this mastaba and west of G 2100. In exposing mastabas and shafts in this place for drawing. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stone, below limestone debris and pebble. Exposed some these mastabas and shafts. Unexcavated before and unnumbered. Not started in them.

Sunday, October 3, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2041

(1) South of G 2041
South of this mastaba and west of G 2100. In exposing new shafts and mastabas for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones, and limestone debris and pebble underneath. Exposed some of these mastabas and shafts. Unexcavated before and unnumbered. Not started in them.

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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
    09/27/1937 through 10/03/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2015

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2016

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2017

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2041

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2100

    • 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.