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Wednesday, August 14, 1935

Work on
(1) G 5032
(2) G 5040

(1) G 5032
On top of mastaba. On south lined with dubsh and the casing of the mastaba lined with stones. It is east of G 5030 and G 5031. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. We exposed some shafts in this mastaba. Not yet numbered.

(2) G 5040
To expose the northeast and the northwest corners of the mastaba. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Found in debris of the northwest corner: potsherds from model dishes. Exposed the corners on north.

Bill left for Europe.
Miss Perkins arrived from England today.
The Mudir order[ed] us to [give] the guards and boys of the work backsheesh for the reserve head they found on 8 of August.

Thursday, August 15, 1935

Work on
(1) G 5030
(2) G 5032

(1) G 5030
East of the mastaba. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand from the debris of the shafts. Exposed the building on east for drawing.

(2) G 5032
On top of the mastaba, between this mastaba and G 5031. Sand, dubsh, limestone debris, potsherds and black debris. Expose the building of the mastaba on west and expose some shafts.

Friday, August 16, 1935

Work on
(1) G 5031 A, B, C
(2) G 5032 A, B, C and Add. E, F

(1) G 5031
G 5031 A: Removed the last piece of the blocking of the chamber. One stone and limestone debris. Body in chamber head on north. Body left for photo.

G 5031 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh. Body in chamber, head on north. Body left for photo.

G 5031 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones and dubsh. Body in chamber, head on north, left for photo.

(2) G 5032
East of the mastaba. Between this mastaba and G 5031 and exposed northwest corner. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Found in corner debris: big barrel bead. Exposed the building of the mastaba on east and the northwest corner.

G 5032 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh, the building gone on north. It is the first shaft from north of the mastaba. Total depth 1 meter. Sand and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 5032 C: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above, and bound with mud. It is south of B. Down 2.3 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Not reached the rock in shaft, and not reached the chamber.

G 5032 Add E: In shaft, cut in rock. South of D. Total depth 1.2 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 5032 Add F: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is south of E and it is the last shaft on south of the mastaba. Total depth 2.1 meters. Excavated before 1.5 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on south cut in rock. Blocked with two stones and some dubsh. Blocking left for photo.

Saturday, August 17, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4516 B
(2) G 5031 X
(3) G 5032 C, D

(1) G 4516
G 4516 B: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing on page 99.

(2) G 5031
G 5031 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones and dubsh above and rock below. It is between G 5031 and G 5032. Total depth 2.07 meters. Excavated before 85 cm. Limestone debris dubsh and black debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Reached the rock in shaft, cleared. Drawing on page 99.

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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
    08/14/1935; 08/15/1935; 08/16/1935; 08/17/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Evelyn Esther Perkins, British
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4516

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5031

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5032

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Evelyn Esther Perkins

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Secretary to George Reisner
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.