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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 329

Friday, May 22, 1936

work on
(1) G 2415
(2) G 2420 D, G, I, S, Y, Z, U, V

(1) G 2415
On the top of the mastaba, north of the room to expose the remains of the shafts and the lining of the mastaba, limestone debris, sand and dubsh. Exposed some shafts.

(2) G 2420
G 2420 D: Removed the body [36-5-55] from the coffin which we found inside the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2420 G: Removed the body [36-5-56] from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2420 I: Removed the chamber blocking. It is roofed with stones, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2420 S: Removed the remains of the coffin lid which is in the chamber we found inside the coffin body [36-5-73], head on north wrapped in decayed cloth. Head and waist displaced, and near the body a wooden stick [36-5-72]. We found above the lid, small model dishes (pottery) [36-5-53]. The body and the stick left in place for photo.

G 2420 Y: Removed the chamber blocking, two stones (we break), some dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

microfilm: end page 329

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
    05/22/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2415

    • 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.