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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 377

Wednesday, July 29, 1936 (continued)

(3) G 2424 (continued)
G 2424 X: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

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(4) G 2611
G 2611 C: Removed the remains of the blocking of the chamber, stones and mud bound, but in chamber sand. Body, head on north, left for photo.

Thursday, July 30, 1936

work on
(1) G 2091

(1) G 2091
On the top of the mastaba on west. In exposing the lining and the shafts. Limestone debris, pebble and sand. West of this mastaba appear walls of room of another mastaba. It is lined with stones and has columns of stones. Not inscribed, roof gone, no shafts exposed in that mastaba.

Friday, July 31, 1936

work on
(1) G 2091

(1) G 2091
On the top of the mastaba. To expose the lining of it. Limestone debris, pebble and sand. Exposed on south serdab, lined and roofed with stones, only one roof stone gone on north and other one on east in the place of the window. Exposed some shafts.

Hans Handrick left to Germany for five weeks.

Saturday, August 1, 1936

work on
(1) G 2091 and shaft A

(1) G 2091
On the top of the mastaba on west. In order to expose the remains of shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, pebble and sand. Exposed shafts A, B, C, D. West of this mastaba appears a new wall of a new mastaba running from north to south. The street which is west of this mastaba and east of the new mastaba not yet cleared.

G 2091 A: In shaft. It is north of the serdab of the mastaba and south of B. Lined with stones above (partly destroyed on south and west) and rock below. Down 4.10 meters drift sand and underneath white limestone debris dubsh and pebble. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Drawing of the mastaba.

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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
    07/29/1936; 07/30/1936; 07/31/1936; 08/01/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Hansmartin Handrick

Tombs and Monuments 3

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Hansmartin Handrick

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.