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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, June 22, 1938 (continued)

(5) G 4610
G 4610 X: In shaft and chamber. It is east of the mastaba G 4610 on northeast corner of it. North of Y. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. Total depth 1 meter. Sand and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Underneath the mastaba G 4610. Cut in rock. No blocking. Body [38-6-64] head on north, left for photo.

G 4610 Y: In shaft and chamber. East of G 4610. South of X and north of Z. Cut in rock. Total depth 1.9 meters. Sand and dirty debris. Chamber, on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 4610 Z: In shaft and chamber. East of G 4610. South of Y and north of U. Cut in rock. Total depth 30 cm. Drift sand. North-south chamber in middle of shaft. Cut in rock. Unroofed. Empty. Drawing.

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G 4610 U: In shaft. East of G 4610. South of Z and north of V. Cut in rock. Above the rock remains of rubble lining. Total depth 60 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber.

G 4610 V: In shaft and chamber. East of G 4610. South of U. Cut in rock topped with dubsh. Total depth 2 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Body [38-6-65] head on west. Left for photo.

Drawing of shafts outside the mastaba.

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Thursday, June 23, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4413 D
(2) G 4423 A
(3) G 4424 A
(4) G 4522 C
(5) G 4612 A
(6) G 4613 A, B, C1, D, E, F, G and H

(1) G 4413
G 4413 D: Removed the body from the chamber. 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
    06/22/1938; 06/23/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4413

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4424

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4522

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4610

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4612

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4613

    • 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.