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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, November 13, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 2347a (continued)
G 2347a E [= G 5564 C]: In shaft. Down 2.15 meters. We worked very slowly in this shaft, because the objects we found in the debris. Black debris mixed with silt deposited by rain and broken mud brick. We found in shaft debris: legs and fragments of small gypsum statuettes painted with red; one pot not complete; some small wooden fragments. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(2) G 2357
East of this mastaba, and south of G 2347a. Searching for shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and underneath sand. Exposed the road which is built with dubsh and running from north to south, which is round the Khufu pyramid on west.

G 2357 S [= G 5561 S]: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.


Thursday, November 14, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2347a B, D, E [= G 5563 & G 5564]
(2) G 2357 W [= G 5561]
(3) G 2358 D [= G 5540]
(4) G 2385
(5) G 2391 A

(1) G 2347a
G 2347a B [= G 5563 B]: Removed the diorite dish from the chamber. Drawing.


microfilm: end page 163


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

Tombs and Monuments 5

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.