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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 562

Friday, November 19, 1937 (continued)

(1) G 2038c (continued)
G 2038c E: In shaft and chamber. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. It is north of D. Total depth 3.1 meters. Pebble and red sand. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2038d
Partly destroyed dubsh mastaba. It is north of G 2037a, east of G 2038c and south of G 2038e. Exposed five shafts A, B, C, X, and Y.

G 2038d A: In shaft and chamber. It is south of B. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. Total depth 4 meters. Pebble, red debris and sand also bones. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Some of the boys and guards in bounding Mohammed and Mahmud rooms and in Duwy's house. Also in the tennis court.

Saturday, November 20, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2035a A
(2) G 2038d B, C, X, Y

(1) G 2035a
G 2035a A: In shaft. Underneath chamber I. Total depth 5.4 meters. Limestone debris and pebble. Chamber II on south. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Left for photo.

(2) G 2038d
G 2038d B: In shaft and chamber. It is cut in red rock. North of A and south of C. Total depth 1.8 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and red sand. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2038d C: In shaft. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. North of B. Down 2 meters. Pebble and red debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2038d X: In shaft and chamber. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. South of Y. Total depth 1.3 meters. Pebble, red sand and bones. Chamber on east. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 563.

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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
    11/19/1937; 11/20/1937
  • Mentioned on page
    Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2037

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2038

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1933-1935. Son of Mahmoud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyit' (Head Reis 1926-1933) and nephew of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926).
  • 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.