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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, July 3, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 7251 (continued)
G 7251 F: Lined with dubsh and rock cut below. It is north of E. Total depth 3.05 meters. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh. Left for photo.

(3) G 7253
G 7253 B: Lined with dubsh and rock cut below. It is south of A. Total depth 3.9 meters. Excavated before. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

Sunday, July 4, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2220

(1) G 2220
On the top of the mastaba, north of shaft B and C. Search for shaft A. Stones, dubsh, red sand and white limestone debris below it. Shaft not yet exposed.

Monday, July 5, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2220

(1) G 2220
On the top of the mastaba search for shaft A. Nothing exposed yet.

Tuesday, July 6, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, July 7, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2220

(1) G 2220
On top of the mastaba search for shaft A. Nothing exposed yet.

Thursday, July 8, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2220

(1) G 2220
On the top of the mastaba search for shaft A. Nothing exposed yet. Found in the casing of the mastaba: thirteen limestone fragments with red quarry or mason's marks.

Friday, July 9, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2220

(1) G 2220
On the top of the mastaba search for shaft A. We exposed that there is no shaft A in this mastaba. This mastaba only had two shafts, B and C.

Saturday, July 10, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1201 W
(2) G 2013 D
(3) G 2014 D
(4) G 2394 A
(5) G 2396 B

(1) G 1201
G 1201 W: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above and crude brick below. Only on west lined with stones. Total depth 2.65 meters. Sand, stones, dubsh and papers. Chamber on north. Lined with crude brick on east, and on west with stones. Roofed with stones. 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
    07/03/1937 through 07/10/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 1201

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2013

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2394

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2396

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7251

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7253

    • Site Name Eastern 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.