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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, August 30, 1936

work on
(1) G 2093

(1) North of G 2093
North of this mastaba. Searching for mastaba and shafts, drift sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Nothing exposed.

Monday, August 31, 1936

work on
(1) G 2093

(1) West of G 2093
West of this mastaba. Searching for mastabas and shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, drift sand and stones (we break). Appeared a masonry of a mastaba fully uncovered not yet given a number.

Tuesday, September 1, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, September 2, 1936

work on
(1) G 2094

(1) G 2094
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts. It is west of G 2093. Lined with stones. Drift, sand, on south drift sand and underneath white limestone debris and underneath the white limestone debris again drift sand. Some of the lining exposed. Shafts not yet exposed.

Thursday, September 3, 1936

work on
(1) G 2094

(1) G 2094
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts. Drift sand, and underneath limestone debris and underneath drift sand again. Exposed the lining of the mastaba on west and south.

Friday, September 4, 1936

work on
(1) G 2094

(1) G 2094
On the top of the mastaba, work continued as yesterday. Exposed the lining and the corners of the mastaba on south. Shafts not yet exposed.

Saturday, September 5, 1936

work on
(1) G 2094

(1) G 2094
West of the mastaba. To expose the remains of the lining of the mastaba on west, drift sand, and underneath white limestone debris and drift sand again and underneath pebble mixed with red debris. Exposed the lining on west. Also exposed two shafts on west, but it is not yet known if they are to this mastaba or to other mastaba.

Sunday, September 6, 1936

work on
(1) G 2094

(1) G 2094
On the top of the mastaba and on west. In exposing the lining, drift sand and underneath pebble mixed with red debris, and limestone debris. In this mastaba on east, between this mastaba and G 2093 appears a street runs from north to south, and on north a door opens to north, on south appears room lined with stones, not inscribed opens to east. West of this room appears the serdab of the mastaba, lined with stones. Roof and lining gone. Empty. Exposed five shafts and two shafts on west, and all of this mastaba, shafts not yet numbered and not yet started in.

Monday, September 7, 1936

work on
(1) G 2094

(1) G 2094
In the street of the mastaba. Between this mastaba and G 2093, drift sand and stone (we break). In the street on west, and on north of the room appear two limestone stela not inscribed and under the south stela appears a limestone, stone basin, also not inscribed. The street not yet cleared.

Tuesday, September 8, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, September 9, 1936

work on
(1) G 2094

(1) G 2094
In the street of the mastaba. Between this mastaba and G 2093 and also in the room of the mastaba, drift sand and some stones. In the room on southwest appears limestone stela not inscribed. In front of the stela a small mastaba lined with dubsh. The street and the room cleared on a limestone floor debris above the red rock. Shafts are all numbered.

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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
    08/30/1936 through 09/09/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

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.