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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, November 8, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1121

(1) G 1121
On the top of the mastaba. Search for the room of the mastaba for drawing. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Not yet cleared.

Some boys and guards in binding the north wall of the visitor's room and in bounding the roof of the office.

Tuesday, November 9, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, November 10, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1121

(1) G 1121
On the top of the mastaba. In clearing the room of the mastaba for drawing. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Three uninscribed stone stela on the west wall. Room not yet cleared.

In bounding the roof of the office and the north walls.

Thursday, November 11, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2035a A
(2) G 2040 A
(3) G 7243 B
(4) G 7244 E [= G 7244+7246]
(5) G 7715 A
(6) G 7912 Z

(1) G 2035a
G 2035a A: Removed the chamber blocking. Two stones and dubsh. North-south rock-cut coffin, lid gone. Inside the coffin a broken wooden coffin. Body does not appear. Left for drawing.

(2) G 2040
G 2040 A: Removed the lid of the coffin in the chamber. Two stones and silt deposited with rain and sand. Body, head north left for photo.

(3) G 7243
G 7243 B: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 7244 [= G 7244+7246]
G 7244 E: Removed the coffin lid which is in the chamber. Two stones, dubsh and silt deposited with rain underneath. Body, head on north, (decayed) mixed with silt deposited with rain.

(5) G 7715
G 7715 A: Removed the body from the chamber, and start in shaft. Limestone debris and dirty debris. Total depth 5.63 meters. Exposed a second chamber (broken on north and west on other chambers). Reached the rock in shaft. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    11/08/1937; 11/09/1937; 11/10/1937; 11/11/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 1121

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7243

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7244+7246

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7715

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7912

    • Site Name Eastern 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.