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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, December 1, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2041 B

(1) G 2041
G 2041 B: In shaft and chamber. It is north of A. Lined with dubsh above, crude brick underneath and rock-cut below. Total depth 8.55 meters. Excavated before 4.55 meters. Sand and drift papers and dirty debris. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, November 29, 1937 (continued)

(1) G 2041 (continued)
Drawing of G 2041 A.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Thursday, December 2, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2041

(1) East of G 2041
East of this mastaba, west of G 2100. In the street between them. In exposing the casing of the two mastabas, and search for shafts. Dirty debris, broken mud-brick, limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and sand. Exposed in that street west of G 2100 on north, a small shaft, not numbered yet. Also exposed a crude brick wall running from north to south, west of the casing of the mastaba G 2100. The street not yet cleared.

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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
    11/29/1937; 12/01/1937; 12/02/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2041

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2100

    • 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.