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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 80

Saturday, July 20, 1935

Work
(1) G 4820 A
(2) G 4821

(1) G 4820
G 4820 A: In shaft. In front the chamber. Total depth 8.3 meters. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 4821
On top of the mastaba. Search for shaft C. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Shaft C not yet exposed.

Sunday, July 21, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2374 A
(2) G 2375 A

(1) G 2374
G 2374 A: Lined with stones above and rock below. Down 11.6 meters. Excavated before 10.7 meters. Sand and black debris. In the shaft below appears a rock cut on northwest side same as a mastaba. Not reached the rock in shaft. The chamber not yet exposed.

(2) G 2375
G 2375 A: In shaft. Down 6.6 meters. White limestone debris and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft. The chamber not yet exposed.

Monday, July 22, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2374 A
(2) G 2375 A

(1) G 2374
G 2374 A: In shaft. Total depth 11.8 meters. Sand and black debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 2375
G 2375 A: In shaft. Down 7.7 meters. White limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Tuesday, July 23, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, July 24, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2375 A
(2) G 2376 [A]
(3) G 2378 A

(1) G 2375
G 2375 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 8 meters. White limestone debris and dubsh. Coffin cut in rock appears in chamber from north to south with [its] lid. Some of the lid is gone on WN [west north] side. Found in debris above the coffin: skeleton. Reached the rock in shaft. Lid left for photo.

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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
    07/20/1935; 07/21/1935; 07/22/1935; 07/23/1935; 07/24/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2374

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2376

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4820

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4821

    • 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.