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Friday, June 14, 1935 (continued)

(4) G 1118 (continued)
Drawing of G 1118 Y

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, June 15, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1115 X, Y, Z

(1) G 1115
G 1115 X: Lined with stones above and rock below. It is east of G 1115 and between G 1117 and this mastaba, on south. Total depth 2.8 meters. Drift sand, pebbles and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 1115 Y: In shaft. It is cut in red rock mixed with pebbles. It is east of G 1115, west of G 1117 and north of shaft G 1115 X. Total depth 1 meter. Drift sand and pebble. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 1115 Z: In shaft. It is above the building of mastaba. G 1115 and G 1117 lined with stones. On north shaft G 1115 Y underneath a red rock floor mixed with pebbles and rock below. Total depth 3.4 meters. Sand, pebbles and limestone debris. Two chambers appear.
Chamber I. On north lined with mud brick and dubsh above and red rock mixed with pebbles below. It was roofed with stones, because we found stone from the roof. No blocking. Open and empty.
Chamber II. On north cut in rock. Blocked with one stone and dubsh and bound with mud. Removed the rock in chamber. Chamber II blocking left for photo.

Sunday, June 16, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1152

(1) West of G 1152
West of the mastaba. South of G 1156a and east of G 1201 on south. Removed the mud floor and the mud brick and underneath sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Mastaba appears and four shafts. The shafts not yet numbered.

Monday, June 17, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1152a A, B, C, X
(2) G 1157 E
(3) G 4310 A

(1) G 1152a
On top of mastaba and around it. Lined with stones on west of G 1152, south of G 1156 a and east of G 1201. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Exposed four shafts A, B, C, X.

G 1152a A: In shaft. Lined with stones and dubsh. It is the first shaft on south. Total depth 1.15 meters. Sand, limestone debris and black debris.

G 1152a B: Lined with stones and dubsh. North of A. Total depth 1.25 meters. Sand, limestone debris and black debris. Chamber on north. Blocked with stones and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 1152a C: In shaft. North of shaft B. Lined with stones and rock below. Total depth 3.3 meters. Sand and white limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock blocked with three stones. Blocking left for photo.

G 1152a X: Lined with stones. It is in the street between this mastaba and G 1152. Total depth 1.5 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on south. Lined with stones and roofed with stones also. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud.

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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
    06/14/1935; 06/15/1935; 06/16/1935; 06/17/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 1115

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1117

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1118

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1152

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1152a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1157

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4310

    • 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.