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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, October 8, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2019b A
(2) G 2023 X, Y, Z, U

(1) G 2019b
This mastaba is west of G 2023, east of G 2019a and north of G 2027b. It is lined with stones and mud-brick. The lining on south runs underneath mastaba G 2027. In this mastaba on north, appears mud-brick stela. Exposed two shafts A and B.

G 2019b A: In shaft. Lined with mud-brick, dubsh and bound with gypsum above and rock-cut below. Total depth 4.1 meters. White limestone debris and dubsh underneath. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. It was blocked with crude brick, because we found the remains of the blocking inside the chamber. A wooden coffin with lid in place (broken). Coffin left for photo and drawing.

(2) G 2023
This mastaba is north of G 2021a and G 2024, west of G 2021 and G 2022 east of G 2019b and G 2027b and south of G 2041. It is lined with dubsh and cased with stones and partly destroyed. Exposed shafts A, X, Y, Z, U, W, and T. In the middle of the mastaba is a room with stela uninscribed.

G 2023 X: In shaft and chamber. It is in the room of the mastaba lined with stones. Total depth 2.3 meters. Excavated before 1 meter. Drift sand. Chamber on south. Lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2023 Y: In shaft. It is lined with dubsh, stones and crude brick to the beginning of the rock. It is east of X. Total depth 2.3 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on east. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Chamber not yet cleared.

G 2023 Z: In shaft. It is north of Y and south of U. Lined with stones on three sides, north, south and east. On west lined with dubsh, crude brick underneath and rock-cut below. Partly destroyed. Down two meters. Limestone debris, dirty debris and stones. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2023 U: In shaft. It is north of Z and south of W. Lined with crude brick. Only on north partly destroyed. Down 1.55 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris and dubsh. In shaft appears the roof of chamber west, with stones and dubsh. Stopped work in shaft to remove the roof of chamber west after drawing. Drawing of the mastabas in which the work resumed today on page 525, and the drawing of mastaba G 2024, G 2027a and also G 2027b.

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

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2019a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2019b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2021

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2022

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2023

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2024

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2027

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2041

    • 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.