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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, May 3, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2394 A
(2) G 2395 A
(3) G 2396 A, B

(1) G 2394
G 2394 A: The mouth of the pit drawn to scale on page 461. This shaft not in mastaba. It is south of G 2395 and west of G 2397.

(2) G 2395
On the mastaba. It is east of G 2397, north of G 2394, south of G 2396 and west of G 2393. Small mastaba. Built of stones (one course). The mastaba drawing on page 461 with mastba G 2397.

G 2395 A: In shaft. Lined above with mud brick. Down 1.4 meters. Limestone debris and dirty debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

(3) G 2396
This mastaba north of G 2395, west of G 2393 and east of G 2398. Destroyed exposed shafts A and B. North of this mastaba unexcavated because of the debris. The drawing of the mastaba on page 461.

G 2396 A: In shaft. Lined above with stones and dubsh and rock below. It is south to east of B. Down 3.2 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2396 B: In shaft. Lined with mud brick to the beginning of the rock. It is west to north of A. Total depth .168 [?] meters. Dirty debris, broken mud brick and rubble. Chamber on south, lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Body covered with dirty debris, left for photo.

Tuesday, May 4, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 5, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2394 A
(2) G 2395 A
(3) G 2396 A
(4) G 2431 A
(5) G 2432 B
(6) G 7670

(1) G 2394
G 2394 A: In shaft. Lined above with mud brick and rock below. It is south of G 2395 and north of G 2378. Total depth 4.5 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, stones and dirty debris. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Blocked with small and big rubble, left for photo.

(2) G 2395
G 2395 A: In shaft and chamber. Cut in rock. Total depth 5.4 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. In chamber stone, rubble and bones. Chamber on east, cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2396
G 2396 A: In shaft. Total depth 4.2 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Ended at rock. No chamber (7x).

[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
    05/03/1937; 05/04/1937; 05/05/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2393

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2394

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2395

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2396

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2397

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2398

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2431

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2432

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7670

    • Site Name Eastern 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.