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Diary Transcription:

page 993

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Tuesday, May 14, 1940
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 15, 1940

work on
(1) G 4981 A, B, C, D, E, X, Y
(2) G 4981a A
(3) G 4982 A, B, C

(1) G 4981
G 4981 A: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and cut in bad rock below. It is south of the room and east of shaft C. Total depth 1.8 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and red debris. Ends at rock. No chamber, only broken through shaft C on west.

G 4981 B: In shaft. Ends at bad rock. Lined with rubble. It is north of the room and east of E. Total depth 75 cm, sand and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

G 4981 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in bad rock below. It is west of A and south of D. Total depth 3.35 meters, sand, limestone debris, red debris and rubble. Chamber on south cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 4981 D: In shaft and chamber. It is lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is west of the room, north of C and south of E. Total depth 6.05 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and red debris. In shaft on south is a cutting in rock, running ca. 14 cm. Perhaps they were going to make it a chamber. Chamber on north cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 4981 E: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is north of D and west of B. Total depth 2.25 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

G 4981 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick topped with masonry and cut in rock below. It is east of the mastaba and west of G 5080 and south of Y. Total depth 3.31 meters, sand. Chamber on west very small, cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 994.

G 4981 Y: In shaft. Ends at rock. Lined with masonry. It is west of G 5080, north of X and east of G 4981a. Total depth 1.2 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. 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
    05/14/1940; 05/15/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4981

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4981a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4982

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • 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.