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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, July 3, 1938 (continued)

(3) G 4831 (continued)
G 4831 D. Drawing of shaft.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, July 4, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4441 B, C
(2) G 4643 C
(3) G 4741 A, B, C
(4) G 4722 F
(5) G 4742 A

(1) G 4441
G 4441 B: Removed the roof of the chamber. Built of rubble in middle of shaft. Dubsh and traces of mud. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 4441 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Mud brick and traces of mud. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(2) G 4643
G 4643 C: Removed the roof of the chamber. Built of rubble and bound with mud. Stones, dubsh and traces of mud. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(3) G 4741
This mastaba is east of G 4740 and south of G 4742. Built with stones and contains three shafts A, B, C.

G 4741 A: In shaft and chamber. North of B. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. Total depth 7.73 meters. Limestone debris, sand and fragments of bones. Chamber on east. Cut in rock, no blocking. Burial pit, north-south burial pit covered with one big stone displaced. Inside the burial pit traces of bones, the lid left for photo.

G 4741 B: In shaft. South of A and north of C. Lined with crude brick and ends at rock. Total depth 1.8 meters. Sand and dirty debris. Found in shaft debris. Broken fragments of pottery bowls. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

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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
    07/03/1938; 07/04/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4441

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4643

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4741

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4742

    • 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.