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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, July 6, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2418 (continued)
G 2418 C: In shaft. It is north of B, south of D and east of H. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud above and rock below. Total depth 5 meters, limestone debris, potsherds, black debris and dubsh. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with two slabs and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2418 D: In shaft. It is north of C, south of E and east of I. Lined with dubsh to the beginnings of the rock. Total depth 2.90 meters, limestone debris, potsherds, black debris and dubsh. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

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G 2418 E: In shaft. It is north of D and east of J, or it is at the end of the mastaba on northeast. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 2.75 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

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G 2418 F: In shaft. It is west of A and south of G. Lined with dubsh above and bound with mud. Down 2 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber I on west small chamber blocked with dubsh. Chamber lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber I blocking left for photo.

G 2418 G: In shelf: it is N of F, S of H and W of B: lined with dubsh above and bound with mud. Down 1.60 m. Limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber I: On west. Blocked with mud brick and bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

Tuesday, July 7, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, July 8, 1936

work on
(1) G 2418 H, I, J, K, L, U, V, X, Y, Z
(2) G 2422
(3) G 2423

(1) G 2418
G 2418 H: In shaft and chamber. It is north of G, south of I and west of C. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 3.10 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on west lined with dubsh and some mud brick. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: broken bones. Cleared. 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
    07/06/1936; 07/07/1936; 07/08/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • 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.