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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, March 18, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2042 A
(2) G 2150

(1) G 2042
G 2042 A: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is south of the southern niche. Pebble, limestone debris, red debris. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

(2) South of G 2150
South of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. On the top of G 2143. In exposing the lining of the mastaba and in exposing the shafts of G 2143. Pebble, red debris, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Exposed the casing of G 2150 on south. Also exposed the shafts of G 2143, A, B, C, D, E, F, X. The lining of G 2140 on north not yet exposed.

Abd-Allah and four boys in cleaning around the big house and the kitchen.

Saturday, March 19, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2140
(2) G 2160

(1) North of G 2140
North of this mastaba. South of G 2143. Search for the lining of G 2140 on north. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. In debris found an inscribed limestone fragment [38-3-20], on it is incised a figure (perhaps from a chapel). Exposed the lining on north.

Drawing of the street between G 2140 and G 2150 [including G 2141, G 2142, G 2143, G 2144].

[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
    03/18/1938; 03/19/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-Allah
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2141

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2142

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2143

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2144

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Abd-Allah

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • 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.