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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 208

Thursday, December 5, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 2196
G 2196 D: Removed the body from the chamber: found open and empty. Total depth 3.05 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris west of the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 4816
G 4816 A: Removed the body from chamber I and cleared it. We began in shaft. Down 5.85 meters. Black debris, potsherds dubsh and underneath white limestone debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached chamber II.

(4) G 4818
G 4818 A: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, December 6, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2196 C, G, I
(2) G 2359 [= G 5552]
(3) G 4519 L, M
(4) G 4812 D
(5) G 4816 A
(6) G 4911 H, I, K

(1) G 2196
G 2196 C: Removed the bones which were inside the coffin in chamber. Cleared. Drawing on page 209.

G 2196 G: Removed the body from chamber II and cleared it. Drawing on page 209.

G 2196 I: Removed the body from the chamber and the fragments of cloth.

(2) G 2359 [= G 5552]
On the top of the mastaba, south of A. Search for shafts. Some floor stones and underneath white limestone debris, black debris, dubsh and potsherds. Not yet expose shafts.

(3) G 4519
G 4519 L: Removed the roof of the chamber. Dubsh, mud bound and underneath red debris above the body. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 4519 M: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing on page 209.

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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
    12/05/1935; 12/06/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4519

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4811+4812

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4816

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4818

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4911

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5552

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.