Skip to main content
This site is under construction. Thank you for your patience.
Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 513

Wednesday, September 22, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 2016 (continued)
G 2016 X. Drawing of the shaft.


Thursday, September 23, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2016 room
(2) G 2017

(1) G 2016
In the room of the mastaba. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud and plaster. But only on west lined with crude brick. The door opened to northeast. On the west wall four crude brick niches. On north is shaft X built in the room. Cleared.

(2) G 2017
On the mastaba. It is lined with dubsh. East of G 2016 and west of G 2020. Drift sand. Exposed five shafts A, B, X, Y and Z. Also we found a place of limestone niche on east to north and a destroyed lining perhaps for a small room. Cleared. Drawing of the mastaba.


Friday, September 24, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2017 A, B, Y, Z

(1) G 2017
G 2017 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick and dubsh above and rock cut below. It is south of B and north of Y. Total depth 2 meters. Excavated before 1.3 meters. Sand and dirty debris. Chamber in shaft on east. It was lined with dubsh and roofed with dubsh but now gone. Found in shaft debris: upper half part of inscribed drum (sunk relief) in two fragments. Cleared. Drawing.


microfilm: end page 513


  • 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
    09/22/1937; 09/23/1937; 09/24/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2016

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2017

    • 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.