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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, May 27, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 1115
East of the mastaba. Drift sand, papers and limestone debris. To expose the building of the mastaba and the building of mastaba which is east of it.

(3) G 4310
G 4310 A: Bill removed the sand from the wooden coffin which is in the chamber. Body and coffin left for photo.

Tuesday, May 28, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 29, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1115

(1) East and west and north of G 1115
East, west, and north the mastaba. Drift sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Search for: G 1116, G 1117, and G 1118.

Thursday, May 30, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1114
(2) G 1115

(1) West of G 1114
West of the mastaba. Drift sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Search for: G 1116-8.

(2) West of G 1115
West of the mastaba. Drift sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Search for: G 1116-8.

Friday, May 31, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2210 a

(1) G 2210
G 2210 a: Bill drew the west wall of this room. Big and small stones, dubsh and limestone debris. Search for stela or inscribed stones. Nothing we found.

Saturday, June 1, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1117
(2) G 1118
(3) G 1156a A, B, C
(4) G 1157 X

(1) G 1117
On top of mastaba and on east of it. It is north of G 1113 [= G 1112+1113]. Drift sand and limestone debris. Exposed four shafts and build.

(2) G 1118
On top of mastaba. It is east of G 1201. White limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand. Exposed three shaft[s]. A, B, C.

(3) G 1156a
G 1156a A: Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is first shaft from south. Total depth 2.4 meters. Mud brick, black debris and limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with three stones and underneath white limestone debris. Blocking left for photo.

G 1156a B: In shaft. It is north of shaft A. Lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 3 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Body [35-6-6] head north. Body left for photo.

G 1156a C: In shaft. It is north of shaft B. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.3 meters. Sand, black debris, and limestone debris. Chamber on north lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Blocked stones and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

(4) G 1157
G 1157 X: In shaft. It is north of G 1156 a C. Lined with dubsh. On east lined with stones. Total depth 1.2 meters. White limestone debris and potsherds. Chamber on south lined with dubsh and stones and roofed with stones. Found in shaft debris: eleven pots [35-6-1] some of them not complete. Blocking left for photo.

Sunday, June 2, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1118

(1) G 1118
On top of mastaba. On west and north. Drift sand and limestone debris. Exposed the building of the mastaba and expose two shafts.

Monday, June 3, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1118
(2) G 1232 A
(3) G 2210 a

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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
    05/27/1935 through 06/03/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 1114

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1115

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1116

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1117

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1118

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1156a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1157

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4310

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.