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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, November 14, 1937 (continued)

(3) G 2038a (continued)
G 2038a A: In shaft and chamber. It is in the middle of the mastaba. Lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below. Total depth 3.7 meters. Limestone debris, red sand, and pebble. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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Some of the boys and guards in binding the rooms of Salem, Tewfik, and Yunis. Some of the guards making thresholds for the magazines.

Monday, November 15, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2035b C
(2) G 2037b X
(3) G 2038b A, B

(1) G 2035b
G 2035b C: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 4.25 meters. Red sand and pebbles. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking it is underneath the chamber of G 2033 Z. North-south rock-cut coffin and lid gone. Only one stone from the lid remains on south. Cleared. Drawing.

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(2) G 2037b
G 2037b X: In shaft. Total depth 6.3 meters. Limestone debris, red sand and pebbles. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. The chamber was filled with debris. In the chamber decayed wooden coffin (displaced). Northeast of the wooden coffin: three pointed jars (pottery). Reached the rock in shaft. Not started in chamber.

(3) G 2038b
Partly destroyed dubsh mastaba. It is west of G 2038c and north of G 2038a. Exposed three shafts A, B, and C. East the lining of the mastaba, east of A is a limestone basin (uninscribed).

G 2038b A: In shaft and chamber. It is south of B. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. Total depth 3 meters. Pebble, red debris and sand. Chamber on north. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. 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
    11/14/1937; 11/15/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Salem Hassan (expedition cook)
    Tewfik
    Yunis
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2037

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2038

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • Salem Hassan (expedition cook)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition cook. Father of Mohamed Salem.
  • Tewfik

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates