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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, July 8, 1936 (continued)

(2) East of G 2422
East of this mastaba, north of G 2418 in order to excavate and clear that place, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. No mastabas exposed in that place.

(3) G 2423
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Found in debris: cylinder beads, five pendant beads and one incomplete, black and blue ring beads. Exposed no shafts in that mastaba.

Thursday, July 9, 1936

work on
(1) G 2417 A
(2) G 2418 U
(3) G 2422

(1) G 2417
G 2417 A: Removed the body from the chamber, the body which was wrapped with decayed cloth and wooden headrest. Cleared. Drawing.

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(2) G 2418
G 2418 U: In shaft and chamber. Mud brick below. Total depth 2.85 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on south lined with mud brick. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: head of a statuette (the head of the woman we found yesterday), skull and bones. 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
    07/08/1936; 07/09/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2417

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2418

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2422

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western 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.