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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, August 3, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4516 A, E
(2) G 4734 B, C
(3) G 4920 A

(1) G 4516
G 4516 A: Lined with dubsh. It is the first shaft on northeast of the mastaba. Total depth 1.7 meters. Dubsh and limestone debris underneath black debris and sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 4516 E: In shaft. Lined with dubsh, west of B and south of F. Total depth 2.2 meters. Sand and black debris. Chamber in the middle of the shaft from north to south lined with dubsh. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(2) G 4734
G 4734 B: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 4734 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones and mud bound from the blocking, black debris and sand. Tall body in chamber head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 4920
G 4920 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and some gypsum binding. Head of body appears on north. The body is covered with debris, left for photo.

Sunday, August 4, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4515 A
(2) G 4516 D, E
(3) G 5020-Annex

(1) G 4515
G 4515 A: In shaft. Lined with stones above and rock below. The rock on east is bad to the roof of the chamber. Total depth 4.2 meters. Excavated before 2.85 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on east cut in rock, the door is build by stones and the drum is one big stone. Open and empty. 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
    08/03/1935; 08/04/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4515

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4516

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4734

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4920

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020

    • 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.