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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, August 2, 1936

work on
(1) G 2091 A, B, C

(1) G 2091
G 2091 A: In shaft. Total depth 7.63 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, pebble and big stones fallen in shaft. Chamber on south cut in rock, it was blocked with dubsh and bound with mud and underneath limestone debris, because we found the remains of the blocking. In chamber on west appears: limestone coffin cut in rock from north to south with lid, but the lid displaced. On the lid on south, the skull of the body, and east of the coffin, south of the chamber the remains of the bones of the body thrown. Coffin and lid left for photo.

G 2091 B: In shaft. It is north of A, south of C and west of D. Lined with dubsh mud brick and bound with mud. Down 1.90 meters, drift sand and underneath limestone debris, dubsh and pebble. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2091 C: In shaft. It is north of B, at the end of the mastaba on northwest, small shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Down 1.20 meters. Drift sand and underneath limestone debris and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Monday, August 3, 1936

work on
(1) G 2091 and shafts B, C, D and the serdab

(1) G 2091
In the street west of this mastaba, to expose the floor of the street, drift sand, dubsh and stones. The street not yet cleared, and not reached the floor.

G 2091 B: In shaft and chamber. It is lined to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 3.70 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, pebble and sand. Chamber on west lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2091 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 3.25 meters, sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on west lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    08/02/1936; 08/03/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2091

    • 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.