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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 92

Wednesday, August 7, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 4516 (continued)
G 4516 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Stone and mud bound. In chamber, limestone debris and red sand. A coffin cut in rock appears in chamber. From north to south. [Its] lid on north not complete. East of the coffin is skeleton. Inside the coffin we saw from the broken piece of the lid; some faience cylinder ball and small ring beads. Skeleton and coffin lid left for photo.

G 4516 D: Removed the blocking roof of the chamber. Dubsh and mud, binding, and underneath sand. Body, head on north. Body left for photo.

G 4516 F: Removed the blocking roof of the chamber. Dubsh and binding mud and underneath sand. Body, head in his middle, left for photo.

Thursday, August 8, 1935

Work on
(1) G 5020-Annex

(1) G 5020-Annex
In the mastaba. On north. Sand, dubsh, limestone debris, potsherds and black debris. Search for shafts Annex. East of the shaft which we found before.
ANNEX: In shaft. Down 5.9 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Found in shaft debris: a limestone reserve head [35-8-26]. The Mudir ordered us to bring the head after photographing it. Not reached the rock in shaft. Drawing of the shaft and the head with measurements.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, August 9, 1935

Work on
(1) G 5020-Annex

(1) G 5020-Annex
In the mastaba. On north. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Search for shafts ANNEX. We expose that there are no shafts.
ANNEX: In shaft. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Chamber on south cut in rock. No blocking empty. Found in shaft debris: five small pots same as cups, some are not complete; two offering ink pots; one offering dish; potsherds; round limestone playing; fragments of limestone from pot; fragments wood. The debris in the chamber left for photo.

Saturday, August 10, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1177 F
(2) G 4920 A
(3) G 5020-Annex
(4) G 5030

(1) G 1177
G 1177 F: Removed the cloth which is above the body. The skeleton and some fragments from the wooden coffin left in the shaft. Drawing on page 93.

(2) G 4920
G 4920 A: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared.
Drawing on page 93.

(3) G 5020-Annex
Search for the corners of the mastaba on north. In ANNEX limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Exposed four corners, in the place of ANNEX to rock for drawing.

(4) G 5030
To expose the corners and the building of the mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Exposed some corners.

microfilm: end page 92

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
    08/07/1935; 08/08/1935; 08/09/1935; 08/10/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1177

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4516

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4920

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020-Annex

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • 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.