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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 315

Saturday, May 2, 1936

work on
(1) G 2409 D, E, F, G, X, Y, Z and the serdab
(2) G 2419 A

(1) G 2409
G 2409 D: In shaft and chamber: It is E of shaft east, north of B and south of F. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 3.30 meters, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on north: lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Bound with a small piece of mud, same as plaster. Body, head on north in chamber. Body, left for photo.

G 2409 E: In shaft and chamber. It is west of D, north of C and south of G: lined with dubsh. Total depth 3.10 meters Drift sand above and limestone debris and dubsh underneath. Chamber on north lined with dubsh and roofed with stones and bound with a small piece of mud (same as plaster). Found in chamber: bones. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2409 F: In shaft. It is north of D, east of G and west of Z. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 2 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on east lined with dubsh, blocked with stones. Blocked with dubsh without bound and underneath limestone debris. Found in shaft debris: one complete pot (pottery). Blocking left for photo.

G 2409 G: In chamber. It is north of E, and west of F; lined with dubsh and bound with mud (small shaft); total depth 1.95 meters, Drift sand above and limestone debris underneath. Chamber on west, running to north: lined with dubsh and roofed with stones and bound with mud. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: Bowl small flat base rim bent over to form five spouts; Flaring bowl with flat bottom formed by wad of clay stuck on bottom and baked. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2409 X: In shaft: lined with stones, in the room of the mastaba: It is east of A and south of B. It is excavated before and cleared. Total depth 1.95 meters. Chamber on south lined with stones. It was roofed with stones, but the roof now gone. No blocking. 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
    05/02/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • 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.