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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 518

Monday, October 4, 1937 (continued)

(4) G 2017
G 2017 X: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) South of G 2041
South of this mastaba and west of G 2100. In exposing new shafts and mastaba for drawing. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Exposed some of these shafts and mastabas. Unnumbered and not started in them.

Tuesday, October 5, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, October 6, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2018a A, B, C, D, X
(2) G 2018b A
(3) G 2019a A, B

(1) G 2018a
In the shafts of this mastaba. It is lined with dubsh. It is north of G 2016, south of G 2018b and west of G 2027a b.

G 2018a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh. It is on the south end of the mastaba and west of B. Total depth 1.7 meters. Paper and drift sand. Chamber on east. It was roofed with stones before. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2018a B: In shaft. It is north of A and south of C. Lined with dubsh above and cut in rock below. Total depth 3.4 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh. Blocking left for photo.

G 2018a C: In shaft. It is north of B and south of D. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud and rock-cut below. Down 1.8 meters. Sand and pebble. Chamber in middle of shaft. Roofed with dubsh and mud-brick. The roof of the chamber left for photo.

G 2018a D: In shaft. It is north of C and west of X. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Down 1.55 meters. Sand and pebble. Chamber on west. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2018a X: In shaft and chamber. It is east of D. Lined with rock to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 1.9 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on south. Lined and roofed with stones and in the roofing stones we found an inscribed stela, only on the upper part a standing man with staff in his hand. Cleared. Drawing on page 519.

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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
    10/04/1937; 10/05/1937; 10/06/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2016

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2017

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2018a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2018b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2019a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • 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.