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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, February 14, 1938 (continued)

(1) G 2054 (continued)
(1) G 2054 Y: In shaft. Lined above with crude brick on west and east and with dubsh and stones on north and south, to the beginning of the bad rock. It is west of X. Total depth 1.6 meters. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

(2) G 2100
G 2100 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick on three sides and only on south with stones. It is east of Y. Total depth 55 cm. Dubsh and limestone debris. Chamber on west side of shaft. It was roofed with dubsh, and after the photograph was taken the roof fall into the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2100 Y: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry. It is west of X near the northwest corner of the mastaba. Total depth 53 cm. Dirty debris and dubsh. Chamber in shaft. Built with stones, the roof gone. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2100 Z: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with stones on three sides, and only on south with stones, and cut in bad rock below. It is west of the mastaba. Total depth 1.8 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, pebble and red debris, and in the chamber bones. Chamber on east. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared.

Tuesday, February 15, 1938
Day of rest.
Prof. Edgell and Smiths arrived from Quft.

Wednesday, February 16, 1938

Work on
(1) G 1203
(2) G 2052 B
(3) G 2054 B
(4) G 2110 U
(5) G 6024 A, B

(1) G 1203
Mr. W.S. Smith found in a trench (dug in search of another shaft) in the filling of the mastaba a limestone stone with quarry marks, in red.

(2) G 2052
G 2052 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Two stones, dubsh, traces of mud and limestone debris. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(3) G 2054
G 2054 B: In chamber. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones, and dirty debris. Cleared. Drawing on page 619.

(4) G 2110
G 2110 U: Removed the chamber blocking. One stone, dubsh and traces of mud. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(5) G 6024
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts. Rubble mastaba, west of G 6021 and north of G 6025. Sand and dubsh. Exposed two shafts A, B.

G 6024 A: In shaft. Lined above with rubble on north and east and with masonry on west and south and cut in rock below. It is south of B. Total depth 3 meters. White limestone debris, rubble and stones. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with rubble and bound mud. Blocking 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
    02/14/1938; 02/15/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Corinna Lindon Smith, American, 1876–1965
    George Harold Edgell
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1203

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2052

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2054

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6024

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 6

Modern People

  • Corinna Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1965
  • George Harold Edgell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA Director
  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.