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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 34

Friday, April 5, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 1356
G 1356 A: Removed chamber blocking. Stones, dubsh and limestone debris. Body [35-4-39] head north and silt deposited by rain on him appears in chamber. Body left for photo.

G 1356 B: Removed chamber roof. Stones, some from the mud bound and underneath sand. Body [35-4-13] head on north his bones broken and above bones a silt deposited by rain. Body left for photo.

(3) G 1359
G 1359 A: Removed the body [35-4-11] from chamber I.

G 1359 B: Removed the skeleton [35-4-12] which was underneath chamber roof. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
G 1408+9 F: In shaft. Lined with mud brick above and rock below. Total depth 2.5 meters. Limestone debris, broken mud brick and sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

Saturday, April 6, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209
(2) G 1359 A

(1) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street on east. Drift sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Nothing appear[s] in the street.

(2) G 1359
G 1359 A: In shaft. Total depth 3.05 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Reached the rock in shaft. There is not chamber II. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sunday, April 7, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209
(2) G 1356 B

(1) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street on east. Limestone debris, dubsh and drift sand. Nothing appear[s] in the street on east. Found in street: pot [35-4-5], dishes [35-4-2], and small offering cups [35-4-3, 35-4-4].

(2) G 1356
G 1356 B: Removed the body [35-4-13] which was underneath the chamber roof.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Mohammedani left for Quft.

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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
    04/05/1935; 04/06/1935; 04/07/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Mohammedani Ibrahim

Tombs and Monuments 4

Published Documents 3

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.
  • Mohammedani Ibrahim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.