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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 218

Saturday, December 7, 1935 (continued)

(9) G 4812
G 4812 D: Removed the body which [was] found in the coffin in the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(10) G 4816
G 4816 A: Removed chamber II blocking, dubsh and some mud bound. Body, head on north and silt deposited by rain underneath, left for photo.

(11) G 4911
G 4911 H: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sunday, December 8, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2359 [= G 5552]
(2) G 4712 A

(1) G 2359 [= G 5552]
On the top of the mastaba, south of A, exposing the end of the big stone which we excavated yesterday on west side. Big stones from the mastaba (we break), and underneath limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Expose the stone on west, length 1.79 meters. We do not yet exposed[???] if there are other stones or not, because the stone is running underneath mastaba G 2342 [= G 5520] building. It looks to us that these stones are plug stones of a rock cut tomb.

(2) G 4712
G 4712 A: In shaft and chamber. It is northwest of the mastaba room lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 8.25 meters, excavated before 7.1 meters. Drift sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones in the room. Found in chamber: head of body. Cleared.
Drawing of the shaft and the mastaba on page 219.

microfilm: end page 218

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
    12/07/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4712

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4811+4812

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4816

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4911

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5552

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.