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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 551

Sunday, October 31, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 2035b (continued)
G 2035b Y. Drawing of shaft Y

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, November 1, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2035a

(1) East of G 2035a
East of this mastaba and north of G 2025 and G 2036 and west of G 2040. In exposing the lining of the mastabas and shafts in this place for drawing. Red sand, pebble, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Exposed some shafts and mastabas not numbered yet and not started in them.

Some of the guards and boys in preparing sand and mud for the roof of the house.

Tuesday, November 2, 1937
Day of rest.
Prepared mud for the big house.

Wednesday, November 3, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2033 A, X
(2) G 2034 B
(3) G 2040 X
(4) G 4313 B

(1) G 2033
G 2033 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2033 X: Removed the chamber roof. Dubsh and mud bound. Body, head north. Above the bones silt deposited by rain. Body left for photo.

(2) G 2034
G 2034 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Three stones, dubsh and limestone debris. North-south rock-cut coffin. Roofed with stones. Only one stone missing on north. Above the coffin three fragments of wood (perhaps from a coffin). The chamber is full of sand. Body left for photo.

(3) G 2040
G 2040 X: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, and above the bones silt deposited by rain. Body, left for photo.

(4) G 4313
G 4313 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Two stones, dubsh and mud bound and underneath limestone debris and the chamber is full of sand. Total depth 2.7 meters. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Some of the boys and guards in preparing sand and mud for the roof of the house.

microfilm: end page 551

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
    10/31/1937; 11/01/1937; 11/02/1937; 11/03/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2033

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2034

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4313

    • 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.