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Saturday, January 8, 1938 (continued)

(1) G 2105 (continued)
G 2105 H: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick topped with masonry and cut in bad rock below. It is east of G and north of G 2104 E. Total depth 3.65 meters. Limestone debris, red debris and pebble. Chamber on east. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2105 Z: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above to the beginning of the bad rock. It is northeast of E, at the end of the mastaba on north side. Total depth 90 cm. Sand, broken mud-brick and dirty debris. Chamber on east. Built in stones, only on west bad rock, and it is roofed with slabs. One slab in place on south. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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Sunday, January 9, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2042
(2) G 2105 X, Y

(1) G 2042
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts for drawing. Stone mastaba, east of G 2000 and south of G 2043. Rubble limestone debris, pebble and red debris. Exposed some shafts but not yet numbered and not started in them.

(2) G 2105
G 2105 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick topped with stones and cut in bad rock below. It is east of G and south of Y. Total depth 1.7 meters. Dirty debris, pebble, limestone debris and red debris. Chamber on west. Cut in bad rock. 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
    01/08/1938; 01/09/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2043

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2105

    • 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.