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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, January 30, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 1413 (continuded)
G 1413 D (continued): and black debris. Chamber in shaft lined with stones from north to south. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 1413 E: Lined with stones on three sides north, south, east on west lined with mud. Sand and black debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

Thursday, January 31, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1163 [= G 1163+1166]
(2) G 1166 [= G 1163+1166]

(1) G 1163 [= G 1163+1166]
On the top of mastaba on north. Drift sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed the casing on north. Lined with stones. Exposed some pits.

(2) G 1166 [= G 1163+1166]
On top of mastaba. Drift sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed the mastaba.

Friday, February 1, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1111 C
(2) G 1159 X

(1) G 1111
G 1111 C: Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Down 4.4 meters. Excavated before 3 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber I appears. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber debris. Skeleton [35-2-1]. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached chamber II.

(2) G 1159
G 1159 X: Total depth 1.1 meter. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

Saturday, February 2, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1047 D
(2) G 1111 C
(3) G 1206 F

(1) G 1047
G 1047 D: In chamber of pit. Sand, black debris and silt deposited by rain. Found in chamber debris. Skeleton. Drawing on page 11.

(2) G 1111
G 1111 C: In the shaft. Total depth 6.2 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber appears. Chamber on east cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and stones. Blocking of chamber II left for photo.

(3) G 1206
G 1206 F: Removed the chamber blocking. Began in chamber. Sand, stones, dubsh and black debris from the chamber. Open and empty. Drawing on page 12.

Sunday, February 3, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1206 A

(1) G 1206
G 1206 A: In the shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud above. Rock below. Down 3.2 meters. Drift sand limestone debris underneath. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

Strong wind in the morning.

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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
    01/30/1935; 01/31/1935; 02/01/1935; 02/02/1935; 02/03/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1047

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1111

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1159

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1163+1166

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1206

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1413

    • 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.