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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, June 7, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421 B, E
(2) G 2422

(1) G 2421
G 2421 B: Removed chamber II blocking, two stones, dubsh and mud bound. Body [36-6-22], head on north, left for photo.

G 2421 E: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. Dubsh and underneath limestone debris. Body [36-6-23], head on north, left for photo.

(2) G 2422
On the top of the mastaba. Lined with stones, north of mastaba G 2415 and east of mastaba G 2421, limestone debris, sand, dubsh and black debris. Exposed the lining on north, but shafts not yet exposed.

Monday, June 8, 1936

work on
(1) G 2415
(2) G 2422

(1) G 2415
East of this mastaba in exposing the lining and shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Lining and shafts not yet exposed.

(2) G 2422
On the top of the mastaba and in the street which is east of it to expose the lining and the shafts on east, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. In the street on north in the building of the mastaba appears limestone stela inscribed, but partly destroyed from the upper part. Also in the street on north appears limestone lintel door inscribed. East of this mastaba and the street appears a wall funning from north to south (perhaps a new mastaba). Found in debris on the top of the mastaba: inscribed stone in relief and left in place. Found in dump debris: small tall bead with two holes. Exposed some shafts and lining not yet exposed.

Tuesday, June 9, 1936
Day of rest.
Mahmoud Sayyed left to Quft.

Wednesday, June 10, 1936

work on
(1) G 2415
(2) G 2422

(1) G 2415
East of this mastaba. In exposing shafts and lining of the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Found in debris: fragments of plaster with red traces, fragment of flint knife. Shafts not yet exposed and also the lining on east.

(2) G 2422
On the top of the mastaba, on south. In exposing the shafts and lining of the mastaba, and in the street east of it, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Exposed the rest of the shafts and the lining on southeast side. 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
    06/07/1936; 06/08/1936; 06/09/1936; 06/19/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2415

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2421

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2422

    • 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.