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Thursday, November 21, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 4811
G 4811 D: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. North of the north room serdab: Total depth 2 meters. Excavated before 1.5 meters. Limestone debris, pebbles and red debris. Ended at rock. no chamber. Drawing.


Serdab: In the serdab. Ssmall serdab. Lined with dubsh. West of the north room, north of shaft A and south of D. Total depth 1.8 meters. Limestone debris, sand and dubsh. Cleared. Drawing.


(3) G 4812
G 4812 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above and rock below. North of B. Total depth 5.4 meters. Excavated before 5 meters. Drift sand, some papers and dubsh. Chamber on east, cut in rock. No blocking. Coffin cut in rock from north to south appears in the chamber, the lid not cover it. In chamber on north we found some limestone debris. Found in chamber debris: two covers of dummy offering limestone jars, two fragments of alabaster head rest. Cleared. Drawing.


G 4812 B: In shaft. Small shaft. Lined with mud brick. South of A and north of C. Total depth 1.6 meters. Black debris and broken mud brick. Chamber on west, lined with mud brick. Roofed with stones, and the roof stones fallen into it.

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  • 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
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

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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.