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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, July 2, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4523 C
(2) G 4613 C2
(3) G 4621 A, D
(4) G 4641 A, B
(5) G 4642 A, B, C
(6) G 4643 A, B, C, D

(1) G 4523
G 4523 C: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

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(2) G 4613
G 4613 C2: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones, dubsh and traces of mud. In the chamber. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 4621
G 4621 A: Removed the roof of the chamber. Built of crude brick and rubble. Small stones, rubble and traces of mud. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 4621 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Cut in rock. In shaft C only on south is a rubble lining bound with mud. Rubble and traces of mud. Body, head on west. Left for photo.

(4) G 4641
A destroyed mastaba. South of G 4642 and west of G 4740. With two shafts, A, B.

G 4641 A: In shaft and chamber. South of B. Lined above with rubble only on west with one big stone and rock cut below. Total depth 2.8 meters. Drift sand, red debris and rubble. Chamber on south. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 4641 B: In shaft and chamber. It is north of A. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. Total depth 2.6 meters. Sand and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Cut in bad rock. Roofed with one big stone. No blocking. Cleared. 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
    07/02/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4523

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4613

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4621

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4641

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4642

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4643

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4740

    • 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.