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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 396

Thursday, September 24, 1936

work on
(1) G 2428

(1) G 2428
On the top of the mastaba. Searching for shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris mixed together. The remains of shafts not yet exposed, only we exposed the northeast corner of the mastaba.

Today we blocked the rock cut tomb MQ No. 1 with stones and dubsh to prevent the sand.

Wednesday, September 23, 1936

work on
(1) G 2428

(1) G 2428
On the top of the mastaba. Searching for the remains of the shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and sand mixed together. The remains of shafts not yet exposed.

Friday, September 25, 1936

work on
(1) G 2427 A, B, C

(1) G 2427
G 2427 A: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2427 B: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it and found near his neck two ring beads. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2427 C: Removed the chamber blocking. It is lined with dubsh and bound with mud and gypsum above. Roofed with stones, mud brick and mud bound. Body, head on west left for photo.

Saturday, September 26, 1936,

work on
(1) G 2428

(1) G 2428
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris mixed together, and underneath limestone debris. Exposed some shafts, the lining not yet exposed on north and west.

Sunday, September 27, 1936

work on
(1) G 2428

(1) G 2428
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the shafts, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed the remains of shafts and the corners of the mastaba. Not yet started in shafts. Drawing of the mastaba on page 397.

Monday, September 28, 1936

work on
(1) G 2423

(1) G 2423
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Lining and shafts of the mastaba not yet exposed.

Tuesday, September 29, 1936
Day of rest.

microfilm: end page 396

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
    09/23/1936 through 09/29/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2427

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • MQ 1

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry 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.