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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 199

Saturday, November 30, 1935 (continued)

(3) G 4812 (continued)
Drawing of G 4812 B

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sunday, December 1, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2342 [= G 5520]
(2) G 2378
(3) G 4714 A
(4) G 4818 A

(1) G 2342 [= G 5520]
Digging hole on the top of the mastaba. Total depth 50 cm. On east of the hole we down to 1.7 meters. Not reached the rock in shaft on east, but we reached the rock in west side.

(2) G 2378
Digging hole in the room of the mastaba which the columns in. Total depth 1.07 meters. White limestone debris. Reached the rock.

(3) G 4714
G 4714 A: In shaft and chamber. It is north of B and the room. Lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 10.70 meters. Excavated before 9.2 meters. Stones we break, dubsh and drift sand in the shaft. In chamber wooden decayed and white limestone debris. In chamber on south, appears burial pit cut in rock, opened. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud and plaster. Also on southwest appears a canopic pit, without blocking. The chamber floor is not straight. Found in chamber debris: small alabaster ink pot, long alabaster cup, small chisel. Also we found in chamber on the floor: alabaster small cups, some fragments of wooden coffin decayed, head and broken bones. The remains of the blocking left for photo, also the objects.

G 4714. This mastaba lined with stones. It is west of G 4715 and east of G 4712. Drawing of the mastaba on page 200.

(4) G 4818
G 4818 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Stone (we break), dubsh and inside the chamber black debris and dubsh. It is small chamber. Body, head on north, left for photo.

Abd el Salam and Mahmud Ali arrived today from Quft.

microfilm: end page 199

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
    11/30/1935; 12/01/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-el-Salam Abd-el-Latif
    Mahmoud Ali
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4712

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4714

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4715

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4811+4812

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4818

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Abd-el-Salam Abd-el-Latif

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • Mahmoud Ali

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.