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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, June 9, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4311

(1) G 4311
On the top of the mastaba and west of it. In exposing the lining and the southwest corner for drawing. Drift sand, limestone debris, and rubble. Nothing exposed yet.

Friday, June 10, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4311

(1) G 4311
On the top of the mastaba and on west. In exposing the lining and the southwest corner of the mastaba for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh and drift sand. The southwest corner and the foundation between it and G 4320 exposed for drawing.

Saturday, June 11, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4240
(2) G 4414

(1) G 4240
East of this mastaba on south. West of the chapel. Search for an inscribed stela or any inscribed stone between the chapel and the mastaba. Drift sand, nothing found.

(2) G 4414
On the top of the mastaba. Search for the shafts for drawing. Small mastaba. South of G 4410. Stone mastaba. Stones, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed one shaft A, but not started in it. Also we exposed that no other shafts [are] in the mastaba, it is a one shaft mastaba.

Sunday, June 12, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4412 A, B, C
(2) G 4413 A, B
(3) G 4414 B
(4) G 4415 A, B

(1) G 4412
G 4412 A: In shaft. It is lined with one course of masonry, and dubsh. North of B. Total depth 47 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7x.

G 4412 B: In shaft. Lined with one course of masonry. South of A and north of C. Total depth 85 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Cleared.

G 4412 C: In shaft. It is south of B and north of G 4413 A. Cut in rock. Total depth 2.48 meters. Drift sand and dubsh. Chamber on north. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 4413
G 4413 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry and cut in rock below. Partly destroyed on north and west. It is north of B and south of G 4412 C. Total depth 2.42 meters. Drift sand, and dubsh. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 4413 B: In shaft and chamber. It is south of A. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. Total depth 2.65 meters. Excavated before 1.7 meters. Drift sand, dubsh and stones. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. It was blocked with stones, because we found two stones from the blocking thrown in front of the chamber. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(3) G 4414
G 4414 B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. Partly destroyed on east and north it is in the southwest of the mastaba. Total depth 2.1 meters. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Cleared.

(4) G 4415
G 4415 A: In shaft. Cut in rock. North of B. Total depth 1.6 meters. Drift sand, papers and dubsh. Ends at rock. No chamber.

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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
    06/09/1938; 06/10/1938; 06/11/1938; 06/12/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4311

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4412

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4413

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4414

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4415

    • 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.