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Friday, January 11, 1935 (continued)

(4) G 1219 (continued)
[Drawing of G 1219 C]

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, January 12, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1025b B
(2) G 1047 D
(3) G 1210 A, B, C, D

(1) G 1025b
G 1025b B: Lined with dubsh, rock below. Down 3.1 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud.

(2) G 1047
G 1047 D: Down 4.7 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh and stones. Reached chamber I. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking.

(3) G 1210
G 1210 A: Removed chamber blocking. Sand, stones, dubsh and broken mud brick. Body [35-4-6] head on north.

G 1210 B: Removed the roof of the chamber. Sand, stones, dubsh, and broken mud brick.

G 1210 C: Removed the roof of the chamber. Sand, stone, dubsh, and broken mud brick.

G 1210 D: Removed chamber blocking. Sand, dubsh and broken mud brick.

Sunday, January 13, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1047 D
(2) G 1162 + 72 A [= G 1162+1172]

(1) G 1047
G 1047 D: Below chamber I. Sand, limestone debris and black debris. Total depth 7 meters. Reached chamber II. Chamber on south cut in rock. Blocked with stone and dubsh.

(2) G 1162 + 72 [= G 1162+1172]
G 1162 + 72 A: Lined with dubsh, rock below. Down 2.4 meters. Sand and stones. Chamber not reached.

Monday, January 14, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1162 + 72 A [= G 1162+1172]
(2) G 1457 a

(1) G 1162 + 72 [= G 1162+1172]
G 1162 + 72 A: Down 3.95 meters. Sand, limestone debris and black debris. Reached the chamber. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and stones. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(2) G 1457
G 1457 a: Men build a dubsh wall on the west of the west wall of the room.

Tuesday, January 15, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 16, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1102
(2) G 1162 + 72 A [= G 1162+1172]
(3) G 1210 B, C

(1) G 1102
On east top of the mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Search for pits or stela.

(2) G 1162 + 72 [= G 1162+1172]
G 1162 + 72 A: Down 55.4 meters. Sand, white lime stone debris and dubsh. Chamber not reached.

(3) G 1210
G 1210 B: Removed debris from the chamber. Sand and silt deposited by rain. Body [35-4-7] head on north.

G 1210 C: Removed debris from the chamber. Sand and organic decay. Body [35-4-8] head on north.

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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
    01/11/1935; 01/12/1935; 01/13/1935; 01/14/1935; 01/15/1935; 01/16/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 1025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1047

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1102

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1162+1172

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1219

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1457

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

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.