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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, April 16, 1937(continued)

(2) G 2433 (continued)
G 2433 C: In shaft. It is north of A and west of D. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock and bound with mud. Partly destroyed on south. Total depth 2.5 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and black debris. Chamber on north. Lined with stones and roofed with stones. Blocked with mud brick and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2433 D: In shaft and chamber. It is north of B and east of C. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock and bound with mud. Total depth 2.5 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on north. Lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

Saturday, April 17, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378
(2) G 2434 X

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba. Search for new shafts and mastabas in this place. Limestone debris, rubble, sand, dirty debris and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) G 2434
G 2434 X: In shaft and chamber. It is east of the southeast corner of the mastaba. Lined with stones to the beginning of the rock. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south [southeast?], lined with stones and rubble and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sunday, April 18, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba, or east of G 2431. Search for new shafts and mastabas in this place. Limestone debris, rubble, sand and stones. Nothing yet exposed.

Monday, April 19, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba, or east of G 2431. Search for new shafts of mastabas in this place. Limestone debris, rubble, sand, stones and mud brick. Nothing yet exposed.

Tuesday, April 20, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, April 21, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of this place, or east of G 2431. Search for new shafts or mastabas in this place. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones, and broken mud brick, exposed lining of new mastabas and new shafts, not yet numbered.

Mr. Floroff found on top of G 7330 - G 7340: small inscribed fragment of limestone basin (Ptolemaic?), faience ushabti basis gone, basis of faience ushabti. And diorite fragment from leg of a statue in G I-b street.

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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
    04/16/1937; 04/17/1937; 04/18/1937; 04/19/1937; 04/20/1937; 04/21/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Alexander Floroff

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2431

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2433

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2434

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7330-7340

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G I-b

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Alexander Floroff

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Surveyor for expedition.
  • 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.