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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, March 26, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2423 T
(2) G 2425

(1) G 2423
G 2423 T: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) East of G 2425
East of this mastaba and north of G 2429. Search for mastabas. Limestone debris, rubble, sand and stones. Nothing exposed.

Saturday, March 27, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2424, G 2425

(1) North of G 2424 and G 2425
North of these two mastabas. Searching for mastabas and shafts. Limestone debris, rubble, stones and sand. Nothing exposed.

Sunday, March 28, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2424, G 2425

(1) North of G 2424 and G 2425
North of these two mastabas. Search for mastabas and shafts. Limestone debris, rubble, stones and underneath sand and limestone debris. Nothing exposed.

Monday, March 29, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2424, G 2425

(1) North of G 2424 and G 2425
North of these two mastabas. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Exposed a stone mastaba bigger than these two mastabas with an uninscribed stela on south. Small shaft appears in the mastaba. North serdab, no room on south side and partly destroyed. This mastaba is excavated before.

Tuesday, March 30, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 31, 1937

Work on
(1) 2426

(1) East of G 2426
East of this mastaba and north of G 2429. Search for mastabas and shafts in this place. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and stones. Nothing exposed.

Thursday, April 1, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2426

(1) East of G 2426
East of this mastaba and north of G 2429. Search for mastabas and shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and sand. Exposed lining of new mastaba but partly destroyed.

Friday, April 2, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2426

(1) East of G 2426
East of this mastaba and north of G 2429. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones, black debris and sand. Exposed the remains of the mastaba. The mastaba number is G 2431.

Saturday, April 3, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2431 and room "a"

(1) G 2431
On the top of this mastaba. Lined with stones and partly destroyed. It is east of G 2425 and G 2426, and north of G 2423 and G 2429. Limestone debris, rubble and sand. Exposed five shafts, A, B, C, D and X. Also north of D and east of C exposed a serdab. Found in debris on the top of the mastaba: three small limestone fragments. Inscribed (in relief and sunk relief).

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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
    03/26/1937 through 04/02/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2424+2425

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2426

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2429

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2431

    • 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.