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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, April 25, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 7912
G 7912 Z: In shaft and chamber. It is in the room of the mastaba and north of Y. Cut in rock. It is [was] excavated before. Total depth 2.45 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and dirty debris. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Blocking removed before. North-south coffin cut in rock, roofed with two stones. Reached the rock in shaft and cleared the chamber. Coffin left for drawing.

Monday, April 26, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas and shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and dirty debris. Found in debris: limestone headrest (one piece complete). Exposed shafts but not yet numbered.

Tuesday, April 27, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, April 28, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba and west of G 2391. Search for shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, stones and dirty debris. Exposed shafts, not yet numbered and not yet started in.

Thursday, April 29, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba and west of G 2391. Search for shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, stones and mud brick. Found in debris: small inscribe limestone fragment with traces of blue ink and legs of statue with red paint, small inscribed limestone fragment (sunk relief). Shafts not yet numbered and not yet started in. Exposed the northeast corner of the mastaba.

Friday, April 30, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba or west of G 2391. Search for shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, stones and broken mud brick. Exposed shafts, but not yet numbered and not yet started in. Also exposed the northeast corner of the mastaba.

Saturday, May 1, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2375
(2) G 2378

(1) G 2375
On the top of the mastaba. North of A, search for B. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed shaft B and not started in.

(2) East of G 2378
East of this mastaba, on north. Search for rock cut tombs and shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, dirty debris and stones. Nothing exposed.

Sunday, May 2, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2397 A, B, C, D
(2) G 2398 A, B

(1) G 2397
The mastaba drawn to scale and the shafts numbered A, B, C, D. This mastaba east of G 2431, north of G 2378, south of G 2398 and west of G 2394 and G 2395. Built with small stones, and now destroyed. Only on north partly preserved. Drawing of the mastaba on page 461.

G 2397 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above, mud brick underneath and rock below. It is south of B, and north of northwest corner of G 2378. Total depth 4.82 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, and stones. Chamber on east, cut in rock, no blocking. Drawing.

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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
    04/25/1937 through 05/02/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2391

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2394

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2395

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2397

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2398

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2431

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7912

    • Site Name Eastern 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.