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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, August 1, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 4734
G 4734 B: In shaft. It is lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 2.95 meters. Excavated before 2.25 meters. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Body, head on east. Reached the rock in shaft. Body left for photo.

G 4734 C: In shaft. It is lined with mud brick above and rock below. Total depth 2.5 meters. Excavated before 1.9 meters. Sand and black debris. Chamber on east cut in rock blocked with three stones. Left for photo.

Friday, August 2, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1177 F
(2) G 4512 B
(3) G 4516 B, C, F
(4) G 4517 A

(1) G 1177
G 1177 F: Removed some of the wooden coffin fragments from the chamber. Underneath the fragments of the coffin the body appears, head on north and wrapped with cloth and near the head we found a head rest of wood. Left for photo.

(2) G 4512
G 4512 B: Removed the body from the shaft and also the pot. Total depth 2.2 meters. Stones and dubsh from the blocking. Ended at rock.

(3) G 4516
G 4516 B: In shaft. Small shaft. Lined with dubsh. It is south of shaft A. Total depth 3.45 meters. Excavated before 2.3 meters. Sand and black debris. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and mud brick. Some blocking gone from above. In chamber skeleton. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 4516 C: In shaft. Lined with stones above and rock below. It is north of the serdab of G 4512. Total depth 5.15 meters. Excavated before 4.2 meters. Sand, papers and black debris. Chamber on east running to north cut in rock. Blocked with one big stone and south this stone and small stone. Blocking drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Skeleton appears in chamber on east. The shaft on south broken into chamber of shaft G 4512 A. Reached the rock in shaft and left for photo.

G 4516 F: In shaft. Lined with dubsh, west of A. Total depth 1.8 meters. Excavated before 1.2 meters. Sand and black debris. Chamber blocking left for photo.

(4) G 4517
G 4517 A: Removed the body from chamber. Cleared. Total depth 3.5 meters. Reached the rock in shaft. Ended at rock. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    08/01/1935; 08/02/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1177

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4512

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4516

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4517

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4734

    • 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.