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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, September 4, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2320 [= G 5280]
(2) G 2360
(3) G 2364

(1) G 2320 [= G 5280]
We made trenches on the top of the mastaba. North of the room. Limestone debris and dubsh. Reached the rock in trench. Not yet exposed shafts.

(2) G 2360
Removed from the top of the mastaba to the Camp:
Drawing of the inscribed stone [see page 113]. limestone inscribed stone.

(3) G 2364
Removed from the top of the mastaba to the Camp: fragment of diorite statue base side of seat of royal statue [35-9-9]. Drawing of the inscribed stone.

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Thursday, September 5, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4519 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J

(1) G 4519
On top of mastaba. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Exposed a new shaft J.

G 4519 A: In shaft. It is the first shaft from north of mastaba. Lined with dubsh on west and on north the building of the mastaba G 4510. Total depth 1.55 meters. Excavated before 50 cm. Chamber in the middle of the shaft. Cut in rock. Without roof. Body in chamber head on north. Left for photo.

G 4519 B: In shaft. It is south of A. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Down 1.2 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber in the middle of the shaft. Lined with mud brick. Without roof. Body head on north left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

G 4519 C: In shaft. It is south of B and north of D. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Total depth 1.4 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on east lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Body head on north left for photo.

G 4519 D: In shaft. It is south of C and north of I. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Total depth 1.45 meters. Dubsh and limestone debris. Chamber on south lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Blocked with dubsh. It is underneath the building of I. Blocking left for photo.

G 4519 E: In shaft. It is east of J and west of the mastaba G 4513. It is long from north to south. Lined with stones. Total depth 1.05 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on north lined with stones and west lined with mud brick. Roofed with stones on north and on south some roof stones gone. Found in chamber debris: skeleton. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    09/04/1935; 09/05/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2360

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2365

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4513

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4519

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

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.