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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 677

Sunday, June 12, 1938 (continued)

(4) G 4415 (continued)
G 4415 B: In shaft. It is south of A. Lined above with masonry above and rock cut below. Total depth 3.27 meters. Drift sand, paper and dubsh. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with two stones and dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking partly destroyed on south. Blocking left for photo.

Drawing of the mastabas in which the work resumed today. G 4410, G 4412, G 4413, G 4414, and G 4415.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, June 13, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4321 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H

(1) G 4321
G 4321 A: Lined above with dubsh and rock cut below. Total depth 3.58 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 4321 B: Lined above with dubsh and rock cut below. Total depth 3.93 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 4321 C: Lined above with dubsh and rock cut below and bound with gypsum. Only on south the lining of G 4320. Total depth 1.5 meters. Drift sand. Chamber in shaft on east side. Roofed and blocked with stones, dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 4321 D: Lined with dubsh. Small shaft. Total depth 70 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber.

G 4321 E: Exactly the same as D, but the total depth is 60 cm.

G 4321 F: Lined above with dubsh and rock cut below. Partly destroyed. Total depth 1.45 meters. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber.

G 4321 G: Lined with dubsh. Small shaft. Total depth 80 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber.

G 4321 H: Exactly the same as G, but total depth 75 cm.

The mastaba is cleared and the drawing on page 678.

microfilm: end page 677

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
    06/12/1938; 06/13/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4321

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4410

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4412

    • 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.