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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, June 17, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2416 (continued)
G 2416 D: In shaft and in chamber I and II. It is cut in rock below. Total depth 5.93 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris, two chambers appear today chamber II and III.
Chamber I: Cleared. Empty. Only we found in shaft debris in front of the chamber: skull and bones.
Chamber II: On north. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Empty.
Chamber III: On north. Cut in rock, blocked with two stones and bound with mud. Chamber I and II cleared, and reached the rock in shaft. Chamber III blocking left for photo.

Thursday, June 18, 1936

work on
(1) G 2415 C, D, E, F, T, U, W and the serdab
(2) G 2417
(3) G 2421 B, E

(1) G 2415
G 2415 C: In shaft and chamber. It is east of D, south of F and west of the mastaba serdab. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 3.50 meters, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on north blocked with mud brick and bound with mud, left for photo.

G 2415 D: In shaft and chamber. It is west of C and southwest of E. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 3.70 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on north lined with dubsh and bound with gypsum, roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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G 2415 E: In shaft. It is northeast of D and west of F. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 2.50 meters, sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west blocked with two stones and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2415 F: In shaft and in chamber I and II. It is north of C and east of E. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 2.70 meters, drift sand. Two chambers appear chamber I and II:
Chamber I: on east. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: skull and bones. Cleared.
Chamber II: on east: Lined with dubsh. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. 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
    06/17/1936; 06/18/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2415

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2416

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2417

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2421

    • 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.