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Thursday, September 16, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2014 F, G
(2) G 2016

(1) G 2014
Removed the east wall of this mastaba to clear the two shafts F and G. Stones and limestone debris below. Removed the wall and started in shafts.

G 2014 F: In shaft. Lined with stones above and rock below. It is south of G. Down 3.15 meters. Limestone debris and pebble. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh above limestone debris. Left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft. The shaft descends below the chamber (perhaps this shaft had two chambers).

G 2014 G: In shaft and chamber. It is cut in rock. Only on south lined with dubsh above. It is north of G and south of mastaba G 2013. Total depth 2.52 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and in chamber stones, limestone debris and bones. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.


2) G 2016
South of this mastaba, east of G 2015 and west of G 2017. Search for the shafts of the mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and dirty debris. The place not yet cleared.

Friday, September 17, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2015

(1) G 2015
East of this mastaba and south of G 2016. In clearing the place and searching for shafts. Dubsh, stones, sand and limestone debris. Below the east wall of the room appears a small dubsh mastaba G 2015a with two shafts A and B. Also east of this mastaba form south appears G 2015b with four shafts A, B, C and D. Photographed the two mastabas, but not started in shafts. Sketch of the two mastabas and the east wall.


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  • 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
    09/16/1937; 09/17/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2015

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2016

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2017

    • 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.