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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, April 29, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2088 B, D, F, Z
(2) G 2088a A

(1) G 2088
G 2088 B: Removed chamber I blocking. One stone, dubsh and traces of mud bound from the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2088 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with rubble and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. Dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2088 F: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh and bound with gypsum. Roofed with stones. Rubble and traces of gypsum. Body, head south to east. left for photo.

G 2088 Z: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones, crude brick and dubsh. Only on east with stones to the beginning of the rock. It is north of Y, southwest of the northwest corner of the mastaba. Total depth 1.85 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on south. Lined with stones and roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in shaft debris: inscribed limestone fragment (in sunk relief) left on top of shaft for Mr. Bill to read. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2088a
G 2088a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry and dubsh. It is between the two columns in room b and east of the southern stela in room b. Total depth 70 cm. Sand and dubsh. Chamber on west lined with stones. Roofed with stones, only one roofing stone on south is missing. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2088b
G 2088b A: In shaft. Lined with masonry on two sides north and east and crude brick on south and west, to the beginning of the rock. It is in the northeast corner of room c. Total depth 95 cm. Limestone debris, dubsh, pebble and red debris. Chamber on north. Blocked with rubble and bound with mud. Left for photo.

Three of the boys were cleaning the sand brought by the wind around the house.

Saturday, April 30, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2086 A, B
(2) G 2087 A, D
(3) G 2088 D, F, X
(4) G 2088b A
(5) G 2089 B
(6) G 2115 A, B, C

(1) G 2086
G 2086 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Rubble and traces of mud. North-south body, on west, head on north, parts of the body wrapped in cloth, and on the legs sand. Left for photo.

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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
    04/29/1938; 04/30/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2086

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2087

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2089

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2115

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.