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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 182

Saturday, November 23, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 4514
G 4514 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Big dubsh and sand inside the chamber. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 4514 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 4514 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Two big stones we break dubsh and mud bound underneath. Coffin cut in rock from north to south, without lid appears in chamber. Inside the coffin, body, head on north, left for photo.

G 4514 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and mud bound. Child, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 4811
G 4811 B: In chamber. Exposing the cut in rock which is south of the canopic pit. White limestone debris. On north in the cut in rock, stones were built, but we expose that it is a cut in rock full of white limestone debris. We removed the lid for measurements.

Serdab: In the serdab of the mastaba, which is south of the south room and west of the mastaba G 4814 serdab. Lined with stones. Long serdab from north to south. Roofed with stones. Some roof stones gone, on north. Total depth 2 meters. Excavated before 1.6 meters. Limestone debris and sand. Cleared. Drawing.

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(4) G 4813
G 4813 B: In shaft. South of A and north of C. Lined with mud brick above and rock below. Some of the building gone on north. Total depth 3.6 meters. Excavated before 2.9 meters. Black debris, limestone debris, dubsh and broken mud brick. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

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G 4813 C: In shaft and chamber. South of B and north of D. Lined with mud brick above and rock below. On south the building gone. On west, lined with stones. Total depth 4.75 meters. Excavated before 3.85 meters. Black debris, limestone debris and some dubsh. Chamber on east, cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: broken bones. Cleared. Drawing on page 182.

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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
  • 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.