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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, April 18, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1362 B
(2) G 2000 A

(1) G 1362
G 1362 B: Removed the blocking on west. Lined with dubsh and stones. Dubsh and stones. Inside the blocking appears limestone debris and sand. Chamber not yet found. Total depth 7.1 meters. Limestone debris, sand, potsherds and dubsh. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with two stones and dubsh. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

(2) G 2000
G 2000 A: Big shaft. Lined with big stones above. Down 1.3 meters. Sand. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Friday, April 19, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2000 A

(1) G 2000
G 2000 A: In shaft. Down 3.35 meters. Sand. Rock in shaft. Not reached.

Saturday, April 20, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2000 A, B

(1) G 2000
G 2000 A: In shaft. Down 4.55 meters. Sand. Rock in shaft not reached.

G 2000 B: Drew the holes on four sides and measured them.

Sunday, April 21, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1401 A
(2) G 1404 C
(3) G 2000 A

(1) G 1401
G 1401 A: Removed chamber III blocking. Dubsh, some mud and limestone debris. Body [35-4-32] in chamber head on west. West of chamber III appears chamber IV blocking cut in rock blocked with two well made stones bound with gypsum. Body in chamber III left for photo also chamber IV blocking.

(2) G 1404
G 1404 C: Removed shaft blocking. Dubsh from the blocking, sand, papers and limestone debris in chamber. Body [35-4-33] head north near him a small wooden head rest. Body left for photo. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2000
G 2000 A: In shaft. Rough building. Total depth 7.5 meters. Sand, bones and eggs shell from birds and fragments of wooden limestone. Reached the stone casing of the mastaba. No chamber.

Monday, April 22, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1362 A, B
(2) G 1365 B
(3) G 1401 A
(4) G 1404 C

(1) G 1362
G 1362 A: Removed chamber II blocking. Dubsh and some mud. Body [35-4-35] head north. Body left for photo.

G 1362 B: Removed chamber blocking. Total depth 7.15 meters. Stones, dubsh and some mud. Body [35-4-36] head on north. Left for photo.

(2) G 1365
G 1365 B: Removed chamber roof. Dubsh and mud. Body [35-4-40] head on north. Left for photo.

(3) G 1401
G 1401 A: Removed the body [35-4-32] from chamber III. Chamber IV blocking opened. It is very small. Two stones and gypsum. From the binding. Skeleton [35-4-43] appears. Left for photo. Drawing on page 41.

(4) G 1404
G 1404 C: Removed the body [35-4-33] from the chamber. We left in chamber a head rest not complete.

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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
    04/18/1935; 04/19/1935; 04/20/1935; 04/21/1935; 04/22/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 1362

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1401

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1404

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2000

    • 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.