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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, January 5, 1938 (continued)

(2) G 2105
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and shafts for drawing. Lined with crude brick. East of G 2100 and north of G 2104. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and dirty debris. Shafts exposed but not numbered yet.

(3) G 2120
G 2120 Z: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above and one course of masonry underneath it, and rock-cut below. It is north of Y. Total depth 2.55 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and red debris. Chamber on east. Cut in red rock (bad rock) underneath the lining of the mastaba on west. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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Thursday, January 6, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2100 a
(2) G 2105 A, B

(1) G 2100 a
East of this mastaba. In exposing the two mud-brick chapels for drawing. Broken mud-brick and mud bound. Exposed the lining of the two chapels.

(2) G 2105
On the top of the mastaba in exposing the shafts. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed eleven shafts, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, X, Y, Z.

G 2105 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above on three sides, and only on west with stones of the mastaba G 2100 and rock-cut below. It is south of B and north of G 2104 D. Total depth 1.8 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and red gravel. Chamber on east. Cut in bad rock, only one stone from the roof preserved. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2105 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick, only on west with stones of mastaba G 2100 and rock-cut below. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 1.5 meters. Sand, limestone debris and red debris. Chamber on west. Cut in bad rock underneath the lining of G 2100 on east. 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
    01/05/1938; 01/06/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2105

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • 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.