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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, June 26, 1938 (continued)

(5) G 4523 (continued)
G 4523 C: In shaft and chamber. East of B and south of E. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 90 cm. Chamber on south. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Only traces of rubble perhaps from the blocking. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 4523 D: In shaft and chamber. North of B and west of E. Lined above dubsh and rock cut below. Total depth 4.2 meters. Limestone debris, and sand. Chamber on west. Cut in rock, underneath the mastaba G 4520. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.


G 4523 E: In shaft. North of C and east of D. Lined with dubsh and ends at rock. Total depth 80 cm. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Cleared.

Drawing of the mastaba G 4523.


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  • 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
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4523

    • 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.