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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, June 2, 1938 (continued)

(5) G 4122 (continued)
G 4122 B: In shaft. East of C. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 1.9 meters. Drift sand, ends at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 4122 C: In shaft. It is west of B and south of D. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 1.75 meters. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 4122 D: In shaft. West of A and north of C. Lined with rubble to the beginnings of the rock. Total depth 1.6 meters. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, June 3, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2037b X
(2) G 4220

(1) G 2037b
G 2037b X: Mr. Bill and Mohammed Said down in the chamber. Removed some fragments from the wooden coffin, exposed the body, lies north-south and all the body seems to be covered with gypsum. (But all the gypsum were broken). The body and gypsum fragments left for photo. They removed the head of the body and mummy mask which was covered[ing] the head.

(2) G 4220
On the top of the mastaba on south. Search for shaft B. Drift sand. Shaft B not yet exposed.

Saturday, June 4, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4220 B

(1) G 4220
On the top of the mastaba. On south. Search for shaft B. Drift sand. Exposed shaft B.

G 4220 B: In shaft. It is at the south end of the mastaba. South of shaft A. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. Down 3.2 meters. Drift sand. Not reached the rock in shaft, and not reached the chamber.

Sunday, June 5, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4220 B

(1) G 4220
G 4220 B: In shaft. Down 5.5 meters. Drift sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

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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
    06/02/1938; 06/03/1938; 06/04/1938; 06/05/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2037

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4122

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.