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Wednesday, January 23, 1935 (continued)

(5) G 1404
G 1404 C: Lined with mud brick above and rock below. Down 1 meter. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and fallen mud brick. Chamber not reached.

The Mudir ordered two men to go to Saqqara with Mr. W. S. Smith.

Thursday, January 24, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1404 A, C

(1) G 1404
G 1404 A: Lined with mud brick above, rock below. Down 6.25 meters. Excavated before 4.7 meters. Sand, black debris, mud brick and some papers. Chamber appeared on south cut in rock, for baby (?) or the preliminary cutting for a large chamber, but abandoned for a large chamber at lower level.

G 1404 C: Total depth 2.15 meters. Sand, black debris and mud brick. Chamber on west. Blocked with dubsh.

Friday, January 25, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1102 add. [= addition] F
(2) G 1113 [= G 1112+1113]
(3) G 1312 A, C, D
(4) G 1401 A, C, E, F
(5) G 1404 A
(6) G 1405 C, D

(1) G 1102 add. [= addition]
G 1102 F: Removed the fragments of wood [35-1-28] from the chamber. A wooden comb [six wood combs: 35-1-26] appears in the head of the body.

(2) G 1113 [= G 1112+1113]
On top of mastaba on east. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Search for pits and the casing of the mastaba.

(3) G 1312
G 1312 A: Lined with small well made stones. Total depth 1.78 meters. Sand, limestone debris and black debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 1312 C: Lined with mud brick and dubsh. Total depth 80 cm. Sand, black debris and potsherds. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(4) G 1401
G 1401 A: Lined with dubsh above. Down to 55 cm. Sand, limestone debris and potsherds. Reached chamber. Roofed with four stones and dubsh.

G 1401 C: Lined with dubsh. Total depth 85 cm. Sand limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 1401 E: Lined with dubsh above, rock below. Total depth 3.15 meters. Excavated before 2.25 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and drift sand. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: scattered bones [35-1-30]. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 1401 F: Lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.12 meters. Sand, limestone debris. Chamber is in the shaft from north to south. Lined with dubsh and was roofed with stones. Found in chamber body [35-4-17] head on north. Found in chamber debris: scattered bones.

(5) G 1404
G 1404 A: Total depth 8.2 meters. Sand and black debris. Chamber on south cut in rock. Blocked with one big stone.

(6) G 1405
G 1405 C: Lined with dubsh, rock below. Total depth 4.25 meters. Excavated before 3 meters. Sand. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking.

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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
    01/23/1935; 01/24/1935; 01/25/1935
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1102

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1112+1113

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1312

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1401

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1404

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1405

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.