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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, December 17, 1937 (continued)

(4) G 6044 (continued)
G 6044 X: In shaft. Lined with rubble on three sides but only on south lined with masonry. It is east of Y. Total depth 1.8 meters. Excavated before 30 cm. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on west. Blocked with crude brick. Blocking left for photo.

G 6044 Y: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and bound with mud and plaster, on south with masonry. It is west of X. Total depth 1.75 meters. Excavated before 80 cm. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on west. Lined with rubble and bound with mud and plaster. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared.

Saturday, December 18, 1937

Work on
(1) G 6010 B
(2) G 6026

(1) G 6010
G 6010 B: In shaft. Lined above with one course of masonry and rock-cut below. It is in the room which is north of A. Total depth 2.7 meters. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

(2) G 6026
In clearing the corners of the mastaba. Lined with small masonry, north of G 6027. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the four corners for drawing.

Sunday, December 19, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2111 C, D
(2) G 2112 A
(3) G 2112c A
(4) G 2113 A
(5) G 2114 B, E
(6) G 6042 L
(7) G 6043 E, G, H, I

(1) G 2111
G 2111 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with crude brick and roofed with three stones. Two stones and traces of mud bound. In chamber dirty debris and broken mud-brick. Body, head north, (all the bones broken). Found in chamber debris. Seven limestone inscribed fragments in relief. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2111 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with crude brick and roofed with stones. Rubble, mud bound and in chamber, broken mud-brick, dirty debris and silt deposited with rain. Body, head on north (all the bones broken). 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
    12/17/1937; 12/18/1937; 12/19/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 2111

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2112c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2113

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2114

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6026

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6043

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6044

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

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.