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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, January 15, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2000 T, U, V
(2) G 2042b E
(3) G 2042c F, G, H
(4) G 2042d I, J

(1) G 2000
G 2000 T: In shaft. Lined above with crude brick, only on one course of masonry topped it and rock-cut below. It is southwest of G 2042d I. Total depth 2.6 meters. Pebble, red debris and dirty debris. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones and rubble and with traces of mud bound. Blocking left for photo.

G 2000 U: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry, but on north and east crude brick below the stones to the beginning of the bad rock. It is south of V. Total depth 2.9 meters. Excavated before 1.5 meters. Sand, and drift papers. Chamber on south. Built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2000 V: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with stones, only on south crude brick below the stones to the beginning of the bad rock. It is north of U west of G 2043 W. Total depth 2.45 meters. Excavated before 1 meter. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on north. Built of crude brick on east, and with rubble on north and the lining of G 2000 on west. Roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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(2) G 2042b
Partly destroyed stone mastaba. It is south of G 2042a and east of G 2042c. Exposed one shaft E.

G 2042b E: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the bad rock. It is east of G 2042c F: or it is south of G 2042a. Total depth 1.4 meters. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on east. Built of rubble, roof destroyed. 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
    01/15/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2043

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.