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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, January 29, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2051 A

(1) G 2051
Crude brick mastaba, partly destroyed on north and east. It is north of G 2041, and G 2052 and south of G 2054. Exposed twelve shafts in the mastaba A, B, C, D, E, F, G, X, Y, Z, U, W.

G 2051 A: In shaft. Lined with crude brick above and rock-cut below. It is south of B. Down 5.5 meters. Excavated before 1.5 meters. Sand drift papers and dirty debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Sunday, January 30, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2051 B

(1) G 2051
G 2051 B: In shaft. Lined above with crude brick and rock-cut below. It is north of A and west of D and E. Down 4 meters. Sand and drift papers. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Hard wind blown this afternoon, so we stopped the work at 3.45 p.m.

Monday, January 31, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2051 A

(1) G 2051
G 2051 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 9.4 meters. Drift sand. Fragments of decayed wood and drift sand in the chamber. Chamber. On south. Cut in rock. Blocked with slabs, partly destroyed from the upper part of the blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, February 1, 1938
Day of rest.
Abd-allah Ahmed and Arabi Radwan arrived from Quft.

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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
    01/29/1938; 01/30/1938; 01/31/1938; 02/01/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Abdalla Ahmed el-Gebel
    Orabi Radwan
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2041

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2051

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2052

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2054

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Abdalla Ahmed el-Gebel

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • 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.
  • Orabi Radwan

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).