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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 381

Sunday, August 9, 1936

work on
(1) G 2092

(1) G 2092
On the top of the mastaba: Drift sand and dubsh. Shafts not yet exposed.

Monday, August 10, 1936

Wwork on
(1) G 2092

(1) G 2092
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing shafts and lining of the mastaba, drift sand. On south white limestone debris and dubsh fallen from the mastaba G 2000. Exposed some corners and lining of the mastaba. Shafts not yet exposed.

Tuesday, August 11, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, August 12, 1936

work on
(1) G 2092
(2) G 4611 C

(1) G 2092
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing shafts and lining. Drift sand, dubsh and pebble. Exposed the corners of the mastaba and lining and some shafts.

(2) G 4611
G 4611 C: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Thursday, August 13, 1936

work on
(1) [G 2093]

(1) G 2093
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of shafts, drift sand, dubsh and stones which are thrown above it. Remains of shafts not yet exposed.

Friday, August 14, 1936

work on
(1) [G 2093]

(1) G 2093
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of shafts, drift sand, dubsh and stones. Exposed the remains of shafts.

Saturday, August 15, 1936

work on
(1) [G 2093]

(1) G 2093
On the top of the mastaba and in the street which is in the mastaba, running from north to south, drift sand and dubsh. In the lining of the street appears inscription (in relief) with gypsum above the stones and some have red traces. In the street on south west appears inscribed stela (in relief), the top part only inscribed but the lower not inscribed. Also in the street doorjambs inscribed (in relief). In the middle of the mastaba appears limestone room, partly destroyed from lining and roof. In the room we found inscribed column (in relief) and with red traces. Room and street cleared. Drawing of the mastaba, shafts on page 382.

microfilm: end page 381

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
    08/09/1936 through 08/15/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

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.