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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 684

Sunday, June 19, 1938 (continued)

(4) G 4422 (continued)
G 4422 C: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. It is south of A. Total depth 65 cm. White limestone debris and dubsh. Cleared on a limestone floor. No chamber. Drawing.

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G 4422 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh and rock cut below. It is east of E. Down 1 meter. Drift sand. Chamber in middle of shaft. Built with stones and was roofed with stones. But roof now destroyed. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 4422 E: In shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is west of D. Total depth 55 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

Drawing of G 4422 mastaba.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, June 20, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4423 A, B
(2) G 4424 A, B
(3) G 4522 A, B, C, D

(1) G 4423
Stone and dubsh mastaba. North of G 4420 and east of G 4424. With two shafts.

G 4423 A: In shaft. South of B. Lined with dubsh above and rock cut below. Total depth 3.37 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with mud brick resting on dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 4423 B: In shaft. It is north of A. Cut in rock and topped with one course of masonry. Partly destroyed. Total depth 1.05 meters. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 4424
Small stone mastaba. North of G 4420 and west of G 4423. With two shafts A, B.

G 4424 A: In shaft. It is south of B. Lined above with dubsh and rock cut below. Total depth 2.15 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones, dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 4424 B: In shaft. North of A. Lined with __[?] to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 45 cm. Ends at rock. No chamber. Cleared.

Drawing of G 4423 and G 4424 on page 685.

microfilm: end page 684

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
    06/19/1938; 06/20/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4422

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4424

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4522

    • 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.