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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 586

Saturday, January 1, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2100
(2) G 2103 G, H, I
(3) G 2104 C, D

(1) East of G 2100
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and west of G 2120. In exposing new mastabas and shafts in that place. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Exposed some of the lining of G 2105 and shafts A, B. Lined with crude brick. The remains of the lining of the mastaba and shafts not yet exposed. Not started in the two shafts exposed today.

(2) G 2103
G 2103 G: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick toped with one course of masonry and cut in red rock below. It is north of D and south of H. Total depth 2.75 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on east. Cut in red rock, underneath the casing of G 2120. No blocking. Body, head on east, on the limestone debris. Body left for photo.

G 2103 H: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick and bound with pilaster and cut in red rock below. It is north of G and south of I. Total depth 2.3 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, pebble, dirty debris and red debris. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock, (in bad rock). No blocking. Break through shaft H. Drawing.

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G 2103 I: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above and cut in red rock below. It is north of H and southeast of J. Total depth 3.6 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. In the chamber traces of broken bones of a body. Found in chamber debris. Round limestone fragment (the same as a basis of a table) with traces of red color. Cleared. Drawing.

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(3) G 2104
G 2104 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above, only on west with stones and cut in red rock below. It is south of D and west of A. Total depth 1.9 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris and sand. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock, below the lining of G 2100 and broken on north through shaft D. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 587.

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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
    01/01/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2103

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2104

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2105

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • 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.