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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, January 9, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2110
(2) G 7560

(1) G 2110
East of the room of the mastaba and west of G 2130. In the street search for inscribed stones from the room. White limestone debris, sand and broken mud brick. On the lowest course underneath the lining of the room of the mastaba appears mason's marks in red. No stones found and the place is cleared.

(2) G 7560
South of the mastaba in exposing the lining for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Lining not yet exposed.

Sunday, January 10, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7101 B
(2) G 7560

(1) G 7101
G 7101 B: In shaft. Search for an inscribed stoned found before when the shaft excavated in 1924. It is north of C and east of D. Total depth 6.2 meters. Limestone debris and dirty debris. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Not started in. Found the inscribed stone in the shaft; left in place for tomorrow.

(2) G 7560
South of the mastaba. In exposing the lining for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, stones and dirty debris. Lining not yet exposed.

Monday, January 11, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7101 B
(2) G 7560

(1) G 7101
G 7101 B: In chamber. Search for the remains of the inscribed stone. Limestone and dirty debris. Found in chamber debris: inscribed (sunk relief) limestone fragment. We removed the two inscribed stones from the shaft and also removed the inscribed fragment from the chamber and put them together in the room of G 7101. On southeast, south and west the walls of the chamber are inscribed (sunk relief). Chamber not yet cleared.

(2) G 7560
South of this mastaba. In exposing the lining on south. Limestone debris, dubsh sand and stones from the lining. Lining not yet exposed.

Tuesday, January 12, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 13, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7101 B
(2) G 7560

(1) G 7101
G 7101 B: In chamber. Search for other inscribed stones. Limestone debris, and black debris. In the chamber appears a coffin cut in rock from north to south without lid. Chamber cleared, open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 7560
On south of the mastaba. In exposing the lining on south and southwest corner. Limestone debris, sand, black debris, dubsh and stones. Lining on south and southwest corner exposed for 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
    01/09/1937; 01/10/1937; 01/11/1937; 01/12/1937; 01/13/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7101

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7560

    • 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.