Skip to main content
This site is under construction. Thank you for your patience.
Diary Transcription:

page 868

microfilm: begin page 868

Friday, January 5, 1940 (continued)

(2) G 5131 (continued)
G 5131 A. Drawing of shaft.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, January 6, 1940

Work on:
(1) west of G 2430

(1) West of G 2430
West of this mastaba and north of G 2421. In removing the dump searching for the remains of the mastaba, which discovered yesterday. Dirty debris, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and potsherds. Nothing exposed yet.

Sunday, January 7, 1940

Work on:
(1) west of G 2430

(1) West of G 2430
Work as yesterday west of that mastaba.

Monday, January 8, 1940

Work on:
(1) west of G 2430

(1) West of G 2430
West of that mastaba in removing the dump. Search for the remains of the new discovered mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris, stones and potsherds. Exposed three shafts more than the three discovered, total six shafts. A, B, C, X, Y, Z. Exposed all the lining. Sketch of mastaba.

[ILLUSTRATION]

microfilm: end page 868

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
    01/05/1940; 01/06/1940; 01/07/1940; 01/08/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2421

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2435

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5131

    • 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.