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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 627

Tuesday, March 1, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 2, 1938

Work on
(1) G 6026 A
(2) G 6027 B, D, G, H

(1) G 6026
G 6026 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, beside the body, on west a broken jar, left for photo.

(2) G 6027
G 6027 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with stones. One stone, dubsh and traces of mud. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 6027 D: In shaft. Below chamber I and II. Total depth 6.35 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber III, on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft. Chamber III blocking left for photo.

G 6027 G: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. It is east of H. Total depth 1.65 meters. Sand and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

Thursday, March 3, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2120
(2) G 6027 D

(1) East of G 2120
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. Search for new mastabas, shafts and chapels in that place. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, dirty debris and stones. Nothing exposed.

(2) G 6027
G 6027 D: Removed chamber III blocking. Dubsh and debris from the blocking. Scattered bones and skull lying on west. Body left for photo.

Friday, March 4, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2120
(2) G 6025a B

(1) East of G 2120
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. Search for mastabas, shafts or chapels in that place. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, dirty debris and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) G 6025a
G 6025a B: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones, dubsh and traces of mud. Body, head on north, left for photo.

Saturday, March 5, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2034 B
(2) G 2120

(1) G 2034
G 2034 B: Removed the coffin lid. (Lid contains of one broken stone). Also removed the wooden fragments. Body, head broken, left for photo.

(2) East of G 2120
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. Search for mastabas, shafts or chapels in that place. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, dirty debris and broken mud brick. In the casing of the mastaba appears a mason's marks (quarry marks). Nothing exposed yet.

Sunday, March 6, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2035b C
(2) G 2120
(3) G 6025 B, E
(4) G 6025a B
(5) G 6026 A
(6) G 6027 B

(1) G 2035b
G 2035b C: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 4.06 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and red debris. North-south rock cut coffin, lid gone. Clear. Drawing on page 628.

(2) East of G 2120
East of this mastaba. Between it and G 2140 in the street. Search for mastabas, shafts or chapels. Sand, rubble, limestone debris, stones, dirty debris, broken mud brick and limestone debris. Found in debris east of the niche, in the street: two limestone fragments. Inscribed in relief and with traces of mason's marks. Nothing exposed in that place.

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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
    03/01/1938; 03/02/1938; 03/03/1938; 03/04/1938; 03/05/1938; 03/06/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2034

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6026

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6027

    • 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.