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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 117

Thursday, September 5, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 4519 (continued)
G 4519 F: In shaft. It is north of E and west of the mastaba G 4513. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.5 meters. Excavated before 1 meter. Limestone debris, papers and sand. Chamber on north. Lined with dubsh. Roofed with stones. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking small on EN [east north?] side. Left for photo.

G 4519 G: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. On east the building of the mastaba G 4513. It is north of G. Total depth 1.5 meters. Excavated before 90 cm. One big thrown in the shaft and underneath limestone debris and sand. Chamber on north lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Body head on north. Left for photo.

G 4519 H: In shaft. It is south of J and east of I. Lined with dubsh above and bound with mud and rock below. Total depth 3.55 meters. Excavated before 2 meters. Limestone debris and sand. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 4519 I: In shaft. It is west of H and south of D. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 65 cm. Limestone debris and sand. No chamber. Underneath the roof of chamber of shaft D.

G 4519 J: In shaft. It is west of E and east of D. Lined with dubsh. Down 1.55 meters. In the shaft appears the building of chamber of shaft K. Lined with dubsh. Left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Friday, September 6, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4519 K, L, M, N

(1) G 4519
On top of the mastaba. Sand, dubsh, and limestone debris. Exposed the shafts K, L, M, N. Found in debris between this mastaba and G 4513. A ring stand.

G 4519 K: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. West of E and north of J. Some of the building gone on north and south. It is built on north in shaft L and on south in shaft J. Down 1.35 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on south in shaft H. Lined with dubsh. Blocked with mud brick. Blocking left for photo.

G 4519 L: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. West of F and north of K. Down 1.15 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Drawing of shafts. J, K, L.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 4519 M: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. Long from north to south. It is north of L and east of B. Total depth 1.4 meters. Limestone debris. Chamber on west. Lined with dubsh. Roofed with stones. Blocked with mud brick. It is small on WN [west north?] in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 4519 N: In shaft. Lined with ____ on north the building of G 4510. It is north of M and east of A. Down 1.45 meters. Red limestone debris. Chamber in middle of shaft. Roofed with stones. Roof of chamber left for photo.

Saturday, September 7, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2370
(2) G 4310
(3) G 5032 C
(4) G 5040 V

(1) G 2370
Removed from the top of the mastaba on west to the Camp: fragments of inscribed limestone.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 4310
To expose the southeast corner of the mastaba. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. The southeast corner not yet exposed. Not reached the rock in shaft.

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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
    09/05/1935; 09/06/1935; 09/07/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4513

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4519

    • 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.