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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 320

Thursday, May 7, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2409 (continued)
G 2409 Z: Drawing.

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(2) G 2419
G 2419 A: Removed the chamber blocking, stones and gypsum bound. The cut in the rock coffin left for photo. stones.

G 2419 B: Removed the chamber blocking, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2419 C: Removed the chamber blocking. It is southwest, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2419 G: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 2.60 meters, limestone debris, yellow sand and dubsh. Chamber in the middle of the shaft from north to south. Lined with dubsh. Roof gone. Cleared, empty. Drawing.

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(3) G 2420
On the top of the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Shafts not yet exposed.

Friday, May 8, 1936

work on
(1) G 2409 F
(2) G 2419 A, B, C, F, Y
(3) G 2420

(1) G 2409
G 2409 F: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. 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
    05/07/1936; 05/08/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2420

    • 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.