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Diary Transcription:

page 845

microfilm: begin page 845

Friday, December 22, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 5334 (continued)
G 5334 B: In shaft and chamber. Ends in limestone filling. Lined with rubble. It is south of A and north of C. Total depth 4.9 meters. Excavated before 1.5 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and drift papers and traces of bones from the coffin. Chamber on east. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. No blocking. A built north-south coffin without lid. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, December 23, 1939

Work on:
(1) East of G 5330

(1) East of G 5330
In cutting trenches, search for rock cut tomb. White limestone debris, dirty debris and nothing exposed yet in that place.

Sunday, December 24, 1939

Work on:
(1) East of G 5330

(1) East of G 5330
In cutting trenches, search for a rock cut tomb. White limestone debris and dirty debris. East-west lining of rubble appears in that place, but not yet exactly exposed.

Monday, December 25, 1939

Work on:
(1) East of G 5330

(1) East of G 5330
Cutting trenches search for rock cut tombs. Limestone debris and dirty debris. Nothing exposed yet

Tuesday, December 26, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, December 27, 1939

Work on:
(1) G 5211 A
(2) G 5222 A
(3) East of G 5330
(4) G 5334 C, D

(1) G 5211
A partly destroyed stone mastaba. North of G 5220 and south of G 5210. One shaft mastaba. Shaft A. Sketch of the mastaba on page 846.

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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
    12/22/1939; 12/23/1939; 12/24/1939; 12/25/1939; 12/26/1939; 12/27/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 5211

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5222

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5334

    • 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.