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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, January 4, 1940

Work on:
(1) G 5130 X
(2) G 5131 A, B
(3) G 5227 C
(4) G 5227a A, B

(1) G 5130
G 5130 X: In shaft. It is cut in rock. Total depth 90 cm. Dirty debris, sand and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. 7 X.

(2) G 5131
A stone mastaba. South of G 5130. With a stone room. Between G 5131 and G 5130 is a stone building running east-west as a serdab. Consists of two shafts A, B. Sketch of the mastaba.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5131 A: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and cut in bad rock below. It is north of C. Down 4.7 meters. Excavated before 2 meters. Sand, limestone debris and drift papers. Not reached the rock in shaft and reached the chamber.

G 5131 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is south of A. Total depth 4.1 meters. Excavated before 2.3 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and drift papers. Chamber on south. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Unfinished cutting on southwest in the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    01/04/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 5130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5131

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5227

    • 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.