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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, June 13, 1938 (continued)

(1) G 4321 (continued)
Drawing of G 4321 mastaba.

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Tuesday, June 14, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, June 15, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4333

(1) G 4333
On the top of the mastaba. Lined with dubsh. North of G 4330 and south of G 4340. Drift sand. Exposed the shafts. We thought that there are no tomb cards for the shafts of the mastaba, but we know from the Arabic diary that we cleared this mastaba last year.

Thursday, June 16, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4414

(1) G 4414
On the top of the mastaba on north and east of it. Search for other, more shafts. (Shaft B we only exposed before.) Drift sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. We exposed a shaft descends below the east wall of the mastaba. Not started in the shaft and the shaft not yet numbered. Also the debris north of the mastaba is not yet cleared.

Friday, June 17, 1938

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

(1) G 4413
On the top of the mastaba. West of shafts A and B. Search for other shafts. Limestone debris and dubsh. No more shafts exposed.

G 4413 A: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

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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
    06/13/1938; 06/14/1938; 06/15/1938; 06/16/1938; 06/17/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 4320

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4321

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4333

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • 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.