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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 350

Monday, June 22, 1936 (continued)

(4) G 2415 (continued)
G 2415 T: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with stones and roofed also with stones, only on east part of the lining with mud brick, limestone stela not inscribed was put as a blocking to the chamber. Body, head on north. The head and the face is covered with thin plaster mask. Body, left for photo.

G 2415 V: In shaft and chamber. It is north of Z and south of U. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud and rock below. Total depth 2.70 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Two chambers appear I and II.
Chamber I: It is in the beginning of the shaft on west, running to north. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roof gone. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty.
Chamber II: In shaft. From north to south cut in rock, roof gone. It is underneath chamber I. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 2416
G 2416 A: Removed the coffin lid from the chamber, also we removed the skull and the bones which was [were] thrown into the chamber outside the coffin. Left the remains of the wooden coffin and some bones for photo.

G 2416 D: Removed chamber III blocking. Two stones and gypsum bound. Decayed wooden coffin appears from north to south. South of the coffin is a copper object to fix the wood together. The wooden coffin left for photo.

(6) G 2417
G 2417 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Two stones and mud bound. Body, head on north wrapped with decayed cloth and near his breast a wooden headrest of well made. The coffin and the headrest left for photo.

(7) G 2418
On the top of the mastaba in exposing the lining of it, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and stones (we break). Exposed some shafts on south, but not yet started in.

Tuesday, June 23, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, June 24, 1936

work on
(1) G 1203 A

(1) G 1203
G 1203 A: In shaft. Lined with well made stones above and rock below. It was excavated before, but we cleared it for drawing. Down 5.70 meters, excavated before 4.80 meters, limestone debris, sand, dubsh and stones. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Thursday, June 25, 1936

work on
(1) G 1203 A
(2) G 2000 mud brick chapel and shafts X, Y, Z

(1) G 1203
G 1203 A: In shaft and chamber. Down 6.80 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Chamber on south cut in rock. It have a well made stone floor, and also have a stone casing. It was blocked before with one big stone, now thrown in front the chamber.
A canopic pit in the southeast corner lined above with well made stones and rock below. Cleaned the chamber. Not reached the rock in shaft, because of the big stone of the blocking.

(2) G 2000
G 2000 Chapel: In the mud brick chapel which is east of the south room of the mastaba to expose the mud brick outlining and the doors of the rooms, limestone debris, sand and black debris. Chapel cleared and the drawing on page 351.

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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
    06/22/1936; 06/23/1936; 06/24/1936; 06/25/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1203

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2415

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2416

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2417

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2418

    • 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.