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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, June 9, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1119

(1) G 1119
North of the mastaba. Drift sand. Search for G 1116.

Monday, June 10, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1119

(1) G 1119
North of the mastaba. Drift sand. Dubsh mastaba appears. Search for G 1116 and G 1120. The number of the mastaba we found not yet exposed.

Tuesday, June 11, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, June 12, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1120

(1) G 1120
On top of the mastaba and in some shafts. Lined with dubsh north of G 1119. Drift sand. To expose the building of the mastaba and its shafts.

Thursday, June 13, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1118 X
(2) G 1119 B

(1) G 1118
West of the mastaba, between this mastaba and G 1117. Sand, stones and limestone debris. Two shafts appear but we did not numbered them.

G 1118 X: In shaft. It is lined with stones north of G 1118. Total depth 2.3 meters. Sand, papers and underneath silt deposited by rain. Chamber on south lined with stones and roofed with stones also. No blocking. Body [35-6-13] head on north. Body left for photo.

(2) G 1119
G 1119 B: Removed chamber II blocking. Dubsh and pebbles. Body [35-6-14] head on north. Body left for photo.

Friday, June 14, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1114
(2) G 1115
(3) G 1117 X,Y
(4) G 1118 Y

(1) G 1114
Round this mastaba. Drift sand, dubsh and limestone debris. To expose the corners of the mastaba.

(2) G 1115
Round and east this mastaba. Sand, dubsh, papers and limestone debris. Three shafts X, Y, Z appear east of the mastaba.

(3) G 1117
G 1117 X: Lined with mud brick, dubsh and stones and rock below. It is east of G 1117 and west of G 1118 and south of shaft 1117 Y. Total depth 2.15 meters. Limestone debris and drift sand. Chamber on south cut in rock. The roof gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 1117 Y: Lined with mud brick and stones east of G 1117 and west of G 1118 and north shaft X. Total depth 1.8 meters. Drift sand, black debris and broken mud brick. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(4) G 1118
G 1118 Y: Lined with stones east of G 1118 and north of shaft X. Total depth 1.9 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west. Lined with stones. No blocking. Roofed with stones. Found in chamber debris: broken skeleton [35-6-9]. Cleared. Drawing on page 64.

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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
    06/09/1935; 06/10/1935; 06/11/1935; 06/12/1935; 06/13/1935; 06/14/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1114

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1116

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1117

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1118

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1119

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1120

    • 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.