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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 571

Wednesday, December 8, 1937 (continued)

(1) G 2111 (continued)
G 2111 C: In shaft. It is south of D. Lined with crude brick to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 2.55 meters. Dirty debris and broken mud-brick. Chamber on west. Blocked with two stones and bound with traces of mud. Found in shaft debris. Seventeen small inscribed fragments in relief. Blocking left for photo.

G 2111 D: In shaft. It is north of C. Lined with crude brick to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 2.5 meters. Dirty debris and broken mud-brick. Chamber on west. Blocked with rubble with traces of mud bound. Blocking left for photo.
Today we numbered the new mastabas east of G 2100 - G 2111, and south of G 2110 and west of G 2130. Sketch of the new mastabas.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Thursday, December 9, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2113 A, B, C, D

(1) G 2113
G 2113 A: In shaft. Lined with mud-brick above and rock-cut below. It is south of B and east of C. Down 3.1 meters. Dirty debris, broken mud-brick and red debris. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and with traces of mud bound. Not reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2113 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above on three sides east, west and south, on north the lining of mastaba G 2110 with stones. Rock-cut below. Total depth 3.55 meters. Dubsh, limestone debris, pebble and in chamber, dirty debris and remains of bones. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 572.

microfilm: end page 571

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
    12/08/1937; 12/09/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2111

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2113

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2114

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • 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.