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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, June 26, 1936 (continued)

(5) G 4611
G 4611 B: In shaft. It is north of A. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 3.20 meters, limestone debris, potsherds and black debris. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

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Saturday, June 27, 1936

work on
(1) G 2418

(1) G 2418
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the remains of shafts on north and east, limestone debris, dubsh and sand, small limestone fragment inscribed. Lining not yet exposed and also the shafts.

Duwey left to Quft to see the celebration of the marriage of Mahmoud Sayyed. (left Giza at 8:30 a.m.)

Sunday, June 28, 1936

work on
(1) G 2422 A, B, C, D, E, F, X, Y

(1) G 2422
G 2422 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and rock below. It is the first shaft in the mastaba on southeast and east of D. Total depth 3.60 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Found in shaft debris: fragments of model offering dishes. Ended at rock. No chamber.

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G 2422 B: In shaft. It is north of A and east of E. Lined with dubsh and rock below. Total depth 3.55 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on north lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber: skull and bones also limestone pillar (small) height ca. 30 cm. Drawing.

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G 2422 C: In shaft. It is north of B and east of F. Lined with dubsh, but partly destroyed on east. Total depth 1.35 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Found in shaft debris: limestone statuette kneading bread (woman). No chamber. Cleared.

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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
    06/26/1936; 06/27/1936; 06/28/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2418

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2422

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4611

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1933-1935. Son of Mahmoud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyit' (Head Reis 1926-1933) and nephew of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926).
  • 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.