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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, March 29, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 4510 (continued)
Drawing of G 4510 A

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, March 30, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209
(2) G 4310 A
(3) G 4610 A

(1) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street. Drift sand, broken mud brick, black debris and limestone debris. To clear the street and to expose the corner of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]. Street not cleared and the corner not exposed.

(2) G 4310
G 4310 A: Mr. Bill removed some wood from the wooden coffin lid.

(3) G 4610
G 4610 A: Lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 9.3 meters. Excavated before 8.5 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on south cut in rock. It was blocked with stones, we found half of the blocking below. Found in chamber on the southeast corner: four or five kohl pots of alabaster and small alabaster dishes [35-4-1]. Left for photo.

Sunday, March 31, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209

(1) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street. Drift sand, black debris and broken mud brick. Small mastaba appears in the street south [of] this mastaba. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud brick. It runs from east to south. They are not exposed pits in this dubsh mastaba.

Monday, April 1, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209
(2) G 4610 A

(1) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street. Drift sand, black debris, limestone debris and broken mud brick. They did not expose pits in the dubsh mastaba, and [did] not reach the end of the building on east.

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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
    03/29/1935; 03/30/1935; 03/31/1935; 04/01/1935
  • 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 1209

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1408+1409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4310

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4610

    • 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.