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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, May 5, 1937(continued)

(4) G 2431
G 2431 A: Removed the body and the decayed wooden fragments from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 2432
G 2432 B: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(6) G 7670
Removed from the room south of this mastaba two bowl stand[s] (pottery), not complete.

Thursday, May 6, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2392
(2) G 2393 A, B, C, D, E, F, G

(1) G 2392
A destroyed mastaba north of G 2378 and west of G 2391. Uncovered shafts A, B, C, D, E, F and G.
Drawing of the mastaba and mastaba G 2393 on page 465.

(2) G 2393
A destroyed mastaba north of G 2378, west of G 2392 and east of G 2394, G 2395, G 2396. Uncovered shafts A, B, C, D, E, F and G.

G 2393 A: In shaft. It is south of B. Near the mud brick wall north of G 2378. Lined above with mud brick and rock below. Down 4.3 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris and stones. Chamber on north, cut in rock. Blocked with slabs (stones), because we found three stones in front of the chamber. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2393 B: In shaft and chamber. It is north of A and south to east of C. Lined above with one course of masonry and mud brick underneath and rock below. Down 6.7 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris, potsherds and stones. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft and not cleaned the chamber.

G 2393 C: In shaft and chamber. It is north to west of B and south of D. Lined with mud brick to the beginning of the rock, Total depth 2.2 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and black debris. Chamber on east. Lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 465.

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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
    05/05/1937; 05/06/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2391

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2392

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2393

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2394

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2395

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2431

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2432

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7670

    • 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.