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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 339

Thursday, June 11, 1936

work on
(1) G 2415

(1) G 2415
East of this mastaba. In exposing the shafts and the lining of the mastaba, stones, and white limestone debris. Underneath native limestone debris, dubsh, sand and potsherds. The remains of the lining of this mastaba and mastaba G 2417 not yet exposed.

Friday, June 12, 1936

work on
(1) G 2000 X, Y, Z
(2) G 2415

(1) G 2000
G 2000 X: In shaft. Lined with mud brick above and rock below. It is south of Y. Down 3.15 cm; drift sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2000 Y: In shaft. It is north of 2003, east of the west room of 2000 and north of shaft X. Lined with mud brick and rock below. Down 2.30 meters, white limestone debris, mud brick and pebbles. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

G 2000 Z: In shaft. North of 2003, east of the south room of 2000 and northeast of X and Y. Lined with mud brick above on two sides, east and north but on south and west lined with stones and underneath cut in red rock. Total depth 1.65 meters, pebble, limestone debris and black debris. Chamber on south: blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Reached the red rock, and the blocking left for photo.

(2) G 2415
East of this mastaba, between it and mastaba G 2417: In exposing the lining of G 2415, G 2417 and the remains of shafts in G 2415. Expose some shafts in G 2415. In the northwest corner of the mastaba, appears to us a wall from a new mastaba G 2417. Also east of this mastaba appears a new wall with stones from a new mastaba G 2418.

Saturday, June 13, 1936

work on
(1) G 2000 X, Y

(1) G 2000
G 2000 X: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 5.40 meters, drift sand and limestone debris in front of the chamber. Chamber on east cut in rock. It was blocked before with stones and bound with mud, because we found one stone from the blocking remains on south. A coffin cut in rock from north to south with lid bound with gypsum, appears in the chamber. Only on north the thieves break about 30 cm from the lid. The coffin lid left in place for photo.

G 2000 Y: In shaft. Total depth 7 meters, white limestone debris, black debris, broken mud brick and potsherds. Chamber on west: cut in rock, blocked with mud brick and bound with mud. Body, head on north appears in chamber. Found in shaft debris: small white limestone stela about 10 cm not inscribed. Blocking left for photo.

Sunday, June 14, 1936

work on
(1) G 2415
(2) G 2416

(1) G 2415
On the top of the mastaba and east of it. In exposing the remain[ing] shafts and lining of the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh, sand, potsherds and black debris. Exposed the remains of shafts and not yet started in.

(2) G 2416
On the top of the mastaba. Lined with stones, north of G 2415, west of G 2418 and east of G 2420, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. East of shaft A and B appears room a. Exposed shafts A, B, C, D but not yet started in.
Drawing of the mastaba on page 340.

microfilm: end page 339

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
    06/11/1936; 06/12/1936; 06/13/1936; 06/14/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2415

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2417

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2418

    • 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.