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Thursday, July 23, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2425 (continued)
G 2425 Y: In shaft and chamber. It is northwest of A. Lined with stones above and mud brick below. Total depth 2.75 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on north lined with mud brick. Roofed with stones. No blocking, only on north lined with stones of a new mastaba. Cleared. Drawing.


Friday, July 24, 1936

work on
(1) G 2424 and shaft X

(1) G 2424
North of the mastaba and mastaba G 2425, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Exposed shaft X. Found in debris north of G 2425: small alabaster dish.

G 2424 X: In shaft. It is north of the mastaba and north of B. Small shaft lined with dubsh. Total depth 1 meter, limestone debris and black debris. Chamber on south blocked with dubsh without bound. Blocking left for photo.

Saturday, July 25, 1936

work on
(1) G 2425

(1) East and north G 2425
East and north of this mastaba. Searching for other shafts to the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh, stones, sand and black debris east of this mastaba appears a new wall and lining of a new mastaba. It is not yet numbered and not yet started in.

Sunday, July 26, 1936

work on
(1) G 1225-Annex
(2) G 2091
(3) G 2424 X

(1) G 1225 Annex
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing shaft G 1225-Annex in the mastaba, for the drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris.

(2) G 2091
Prepared a railway line from this mastaba running to east, to reach the big dump which is east of this mastaba, and that because there is no place for the debris of the shafts around this mastaba in the four sides.
This mastaba G 2091 situated northeast of the big mastaba G 2000, lined with stones.

(3) G 2424
G 2424 X: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh. Dubsh without mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

Monday, July 27, 1936

work on
(1) G 2091

(1) G 2091
In the room of the mastaba. East of it, in order to clean it and the street for drawing. Drift sand and some paper. Cleared. No shafts exposed.

Tuesday, July 28, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, July 29, 1936

work on
(1) G 2000 Y, Z
(2) G 2091
(3) G 2424 B, X
(4) G 4611 C

(1) G 2000
G 2000 Y: Removed the body from the chamber and the basis of the wooden headrest. Cleared. Drawing on page 376.

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  • 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
    07/23/1936 through 07/29/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

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Published Documents 2

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.