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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, June 19, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 1118 (continued)
Drawing of G 1118 X

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 1119
G 1119 B: Removed the body [35-6-14] from chamber II. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 1152a
South of this mastaba. Drift sand and some limestone debris. Search for pits. Nothing found.

Thursday, June 20, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1152a
(2) G 1153
(3) G 1154
(4) G 1155
(5) G 1177 F

(1) G 1152a
South of this mastaba. Drift sand, black debris, broken mud brick and potsherds [35-6-15]. Search for shafts and clear this place. Running on mud floor on rock.

(2) G 1153
Around the mastaba. It is south G 1155 and east of G 1154. Drift sand. To expose the building of the mastaba.

(3) G 1154
Round this mastaba. It is south of G 1155 and west of G 1153. Drift sand, potsherds and limestone debris. To expose the building of the mastaba.

(4) G 1155
To expose the corners of the mastaba. Sand, potsherds and limestone debris. Exposed the building and the corners.

(5) G 1177
Round the mastaba and on top. It is west of G 1114 and G 1115. Drift sand and limestone debris. Deep not inscribed limestone basin appears in the mastaba on east. Small stela appears in side the mastaba and underneath a limestone basin not inscribed.

G 1177 F: In shaft. It is east of C. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Total depth 4.6 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and red debris. Chamber on south cut in rock. Blocked with two stones and bound with gypsum. Above the blocking appears square cut in rock depth 20 cm the same as a door. I think it first the chamber, but I found the chamber underneath this cut in rock. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

Friday, June 21, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1152
(2) G 1152a B, C, X
(3) G 1156a

(1) G 1152
South of the mastaba. Drift sand, stones. some dubsh and broken mud brick. Found in debris south the mastaba, one pot [35-6-22]. Running on mud floor on the rock. No inscription 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
    06/19/1935; 06/20/1935; 06/21/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 11

  • G 1114

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1115

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1118

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1119

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1152

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1152a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1153

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1154

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1155

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1156a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1177

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.