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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 380

Friday, August 7, 1936

work on
(1) G 2091
(2) G 2092

(1) West of G 2091
In the street, west of this mastaba, between it and G 2092, limestone debris, drift sand, dubsh, pebble and big stones fall in the street. The street is cleared on north and a mud brick floor on the top of bad rock mixed with pebble.

(2) G 2092
On the top of the mastaba on north. Lined with stones, west of G 2092, drift sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Appears in the mastaba on north, room lined with stones and has two columns, not inscribed. In the room three doors, two open on south and the third one opens in the street, which is between this mastaba and G 2091. The room not yet cleared. Shafts not yet exposed.

Saturday, August 8, 1936

work on
(1) G 2091 A
(2) G 2092

(1) G 2091
G 2091 A: In chamber, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris east of the coffin. Removed the coffin lid and cleared it. Empty. Found in debris: skull and bones. Cleared. Drawing.


(2) G 2092
On top of the mastaba: Drift sand; shafts not yet exposed.

microfilm: end page 380


  • 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
    08/07/1936; 08/08/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

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.