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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, July 2, 1938 (continued)

(6) G 4643 (continued)
G 4643 B: In shaft and chamber. North of A and southeast of C. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. Total depth 3.2 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh with traces of bones. Two chambers.
Chamber I: On east. Cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock cut coffin without lid. Empty. Cleared.
Chamber II: On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock cut coffin without lid. Empty. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 4643 C: In shaft. North of the lining of G 4643 mastaba. Lined above with rubble on two sides north and west, with stones on south and with crude brick on east. Rock cut below. Total depth 1 meters. Drift sand. Chamber in middle of shaft. Blocked with stones and rubble and bound with mud. Roof left for photo.

G 4643 D: In shaft. South of the mastaba. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. Total depth 95 cm. Sand and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7x. Cleared.

Sketch of G 4641, G 4642 and G 4643.

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Sunday, July 3, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4731 A
(2) G 4732 A, B
(3) G 4831 A, B, C, D

(1) G 4731
Small rubble, one shaft mastaba. South of G 4740 and west of G 4732.

G 4731 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. Total depth 1.95 meters. Limestone debris and drift sand. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. 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
    07/02/1938; 07/03/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4641

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4642

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4643

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4731

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4732

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4740

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4831

    • 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.