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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, November 21, 1935 (continued)

(3) G 4812 (continued)
G 4812 C: In shaft. Lined with mud brick above and underneath lined with stones and rock below. South of B and west of D. Total depth 2.8 meters. Excavated before 1.9 meters. Ended at rock. No chamber. Black debris, dubsh and some potsherds. Cleared. Drawing.

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Friday, November 22, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4511 B, D, G, H
(2) G 4812 D and the serdab
(3) G 4813 A

(1) G 4511
G 4511 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and underneath limestone debris and sand in the chamber. Found in debris in front the chamber: sand stone fragment with green stain (copper). Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 4511 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and stones we break and underneath sand and limestone debris. Coffin cut in rock from north to south appears in chamber, and inside the coffin broken bones. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 4511 G: Removed the chamber blocking. We removed the roof stones because it is very small. Mud brick and mud bound and underneath sand, black debris and stones from the roof. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 4511 H: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh, mud bound and sand inside the chamber. Body, head on north. We found in shaft debris and underneath the blocking dubsh: thirty-two small model offering dishes (pottery), eight small offering cups (pottery). Body left for photo.

(2) G 4812
On the top of the mastaba. North of shaft D and south of the north room. Searching for shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and some potsherds. We found no shafts in this place.

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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; 11/22/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

Published Documents 2

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.