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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, January 3, 1938 (continued)

(2) G 2104 (continued)
G 2104 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above and rubble underneath, but only on west the lining of the mastaba G 2100. Cut in red rock below. It is west of A and south of D. Total depth 1.85 meters. Sand, limestone debris, pebble and red debris. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock (bad rock). It is underneath the lining of G 2100. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2104 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above, but only on west the lining of mastaba G 2100, and cut in red rock below. It is north of C. Total depth 1.55 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock. No blocking. Underneath the lining of G 2100 on west. Break through the chamber of shaft C. Cleared. Drawing.

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(3) G 2120
G 2120 Y: In shaft. Lined with crude brick. Above the casing of G 2120. On east the lining of G 2120. It is south of Z. Total depth 1 meter. Limestone debris, rubble and red debris. Chamber on east. Blocked with rubble and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

Tuesday, January 4, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 5, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2103 X
(2) G 2105
(3) G 2120 Z

(1) G 2103
G 2103 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above, but on north and east the lining mixed with stones and on west the lining of mastaba G 2100, and cut in red rock below. It is north of G and south of Y. Total depth 3.8 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on east. Cut in red rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2103

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2104

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2105

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • 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.