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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, December 19, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 2112
G 2112 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with stones and roofed with stones. Stones, rubble and mud bound. Body, head north, left for photo.

(3) G 2112c
G 2112c A: Removed chamber II blocking. Three stones, some rubble, and traces of mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(4) G 2113
G 2113 A: Removed the chamber blocking, and started in shaft. Total depth 3.35 meters. Dubsh and traces of mud bound, and in chamber, red debris, pebbles. Body, head on west. Reached the rock in shaft, and left the body for photo.

(5) G 2114
G 2114 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones, rubble, traces of mud bound and white limestone debris underneath. Body, head on north. Traces of wrapping cloth over the body. Body left for photo.

G 2114 E: Removed chamber II blocking. Stones, rubble, traces of mud bound and red debris. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(6) G 6042
G 6042 L: Removed the chamber roof. Stones, rubble and traces of mud bound. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(7) G 6043
G 6043 E: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with rubble and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. Rubble and traces of mud bound. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 6043 H: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with rubble and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. One stone, rubble and traces of mud bound. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 6043 H: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with rubble and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. Rubble, mud bound and sand in the chamber. Body, head on west. Left for photo.

G 6043 I: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with rubble and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. Rubble and traces of mud bound. Sand in the chamber. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

Monday, December 20, 1937

Work on
(1) G 6024
(2) G 6025

(1) G 6024
In cleared the corners of the mastaba. It is north of G 6025. Lined with rubble. Not excavated before. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the corners for drawing.

(2) G 6025
In clearing the corners of the mastaba for drawing. It is south of G 6024 and north of G 6026. Lined with small stones. Not excavated before. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the corners for drawing.

Tuesday, December 21, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, December 22, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2100
(2) G 2112 A
(3) G 2112c A
(4) G 2113 A
(5) G 2114 B, E

(1) G 2100
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2120. In exposing the new mastabas and shafts between these two mastabas. Stones, rubble, sand and dirty debris. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) G 2112
G 2112 A: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    12/19/1937; 12/20/1937; 12/21/1937; 12/22/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 2112

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2113

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2114

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6024

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6026

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6043

    • 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.