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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, November 23, 1935 (continued)

(5) G 4814 (continued)
G 4814 Serdab: In the serdab of the room of the mastaba. It is west of the room and east of the serdab of the mastaba G 4811. Lined with stones and long from north to south. Roofed with stones. Only on north some of the building gone and some of the roof stones gone also. Total depth 1.6 meters. Excavated before 1.1 meters. Limestone debris, sand and black debris. Cleared. Drawing.

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Sunday, November 24, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4811 E
(2) G 4815 A, B, X
(3) G 4816 A, B, C, D 1/2
(4) G 4818 A, B, C

(1) G 4811
G 4811 E: In the sloping passage of the rock cut tomb and in room of the rock-cut tomb. It is south of G 4813. The sloping passage runs from east to west. Ply stones into the sloping passage. Black debris, sand, papers and dubsh. Coffin cut in rock from north to south without lid and empty appears in the room. Above the coffin lid we found: head of skeleton thrown on the lid. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    11/23/1935; 11/24/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4811+4812

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4813

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4815

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4816

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4818

    • 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.