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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, November 21, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 4811 (continued)
Drawing of G 4811 A

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 4811 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above, and underneath dubsh and rock below. It is south the roo, south shaft A and north of C. Total depth 9.55 meters. Excavated before 9.25 meters. Sand and underneath limestone debris and some papers. In the chamber stones we break. Coffin appears in chamber in the northwest side cut in rock from north to south, with a limestone lid, bound with gypsum, only on the north the lid broken. Inside the coffin some bones of a body and fragments of a head thrown in the chamber, east of the coffin. Also in the chamber on east of the coffin we see a canopic pit. Inside the canopic we found: small alabaster dishes and three limestone pots. South of the canopic we see a small square cut in rock. We found in chamber many objects and the Mudir orders us to numbered every object with a single number. The objects are:
4 limestone pots without lids: number: 1, 22, 23, 24.
.. fragments of wooden decayed: 2.
1 fragment of sandstone, with green stain (copper): 3.
1 pillar of alabaster head rest: 4.
1 alabaster object for the (kohl): 5.
1 Alabaster ink pot: 11.
11 small alabaster dishes: from number 7 to 17.
2 small alabaster dishes: 25 and 27.
4 small alabaster dishes: 28 to 31.
.. half of a small alabaster dish: 32.
.. half of a small alabaster dish: 33.
1 alabaster dish same as pot for (kohl): 34.
10 small alabaster dishes: from number 36 to 45.
7 small alabaster dishes: from number 46 to 52.
7 small alabaster dishes: from number 53 to 59.
1 small alabaster dish, not complete: 60.
5 small alabaster dishes: from number 63 to 67.
.. half of a small alabaster dish: 68.
.. half of a small alabaster dish: 69.
1 small alabaster dish: 70.
2 offering ink pots (pottery): 18 and 19.
2 bottoms of a small ink pots (pottery): 20 and 21.
1 offering ink pot (pottery) without bottom: 26.
.. small alabaster dish: without number
1 offering ink pot (pottery): 35.
2 offering ink pots (pottery): 61.
.. fragment of alabaster dish: without number
3 small alabaster dishes: without numbers
.. half of a small alabaster dish: without number
1 alabaster head rest broken into three fragments: 71, 72, 73.
3 faience cylinder [beads]:
head and bones of a body (broken):
ox bones.

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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
    11/21/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 1

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.