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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, April 13, 1935 (continued)

(4) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
G 1408+9 B: Opened the blocking of the chamber. Stones, dubsh and some mud. Debris and body head on north appears in chamber. Found in debris underneath chamber blocking: flint knife.

Sunday, April 14, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1407
(2) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409] B

(1) G 1407
To expose the southwest corner of the mastaba. Sand, limestone debris and broken mud brick. The southwest corner not yet exposed.

(2) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
G 1408+9 B: In chamber. Sand. Cleared the chamber and cleared the body for photo.

Monday, April 15, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1407
(2) G 2000 B

(1) G 1407
To expose the southwest corner of the mastaba and searching for the mastaba casing. Sand, limestone debris and broken mud brick. Exposed the mastaba casing on south lined with stones.

(2) G 2000
G 2000 B: In shaft. Total depth 39.1 meters. Removed the body, the ox bones, the two pots and the fragments of the wooden coffin. They were in chamber I on south. Mr. Bill drew the two chamber I and II. Cleared the street of chamber I on south. Dubsh and black debris. Found in debris in the first of the street above: hand of a man with its skin.

Tuesday, April 16, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, April 17, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1401 A
(2) G 1404 A
(3) G 1408+9 B
(4) G 2000 B

(1) G 1401
G 1401 A: In shaft and in chamber II. Limestone debris and some potsherds. Found in shaft debris under chamber II: fragment of sandstone with green stain copper [35-4-27]. Removed the skeleton [35-4-26] from the chamber. Chamber III appears on south cut in rock blocked with dubsh and on it some mud. Rock in shaft not reached. Chamber III blocking left for photo.

(2) G 1404
G 1404 A: In chamber. Sand and broken mud brick. Found in chamber debris: scattered bones [35-4-25], fragments of wood [35-4-28], two fragments of copper [35-4-29a, 35-4-29b] same as (Tarakib _____). Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    04/13/1935; 04/14/1935; 04/15/1935; 04/16/1935; 04/17/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1401

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1404

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1408+1409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2000

    • 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.