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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, October 21, 1937 (continued)

(3) G 2040
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the mastaba and the shafts for drawing. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

Friday, October 22, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2026 D
(2) G 2026c A
(3) G 2026d A, B, X
(4) G 2040

(1) G 2026
G 2026 D: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2026c
G 2026c A: Removed the chamber blocking. Mud-brick. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2026d
G 2026d A: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and crude brick. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2026d B: Removed the chamber roof. Lined with crude brick and dubsh and bound with mud. Stones, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo. Perhaps below the body the shaft descends and might be another chamber.

G 2026d X: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 2040
On the top of the mastaba. In exposed the lining and the shafts for drawing. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed the lining of the mastaba and shafts, but they are not yet numbered and not yet 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
    10/21/1937; 10/22/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2026

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2040

    • 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.