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Saturday, May 25, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 1113 [= G 1112+1113] (continued)
G 1113 F: Rectangular shaft. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.5 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(3) G 1156a
On top of mastaba. Sand, dubsh and white limestone debris. Exposed two intrusive shafts. The shafts not numbered.

(4) G 1158
G 1158 D: Lined with mud brick above and underneath the rock. It is in the northwest corner. We though first that it is C. Total depth 5.2 meters. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking, because it was excavated before. Cleared.

Sunday, May 26, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1111
(2) G 1112 [= G 1112+1113]
(3) G 1113 A [= G 1112+1113]
(4) G 1413 C

(1) G 1111
East and west the mastaba. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. To expose the building of the mastaba.

(2) G 1112 [= G 1112+1113]
East and west the mastaba. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. To expose the building of the mastaba.

(3) G 1113 [= G 1112+1113]
East, west, and north the mastaba. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. To expose the building of the mastaba.

G 1113 A: Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Down 3.9 meters. White limestone debris and dubsh. To expose the chamber. It is excavated before. Chamber on south cut in rock. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(4) G 1413
G 1413 C: Removed some wooden fragments from the wooden coffin lid [35-5-40] from chamber. Under the lid appears a body [35-7-15] head on north. Body left for photo.

Monday, May 27, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1113 X [= G 1112+1113]
(2) G 1115
(3) G 4310 A

(1) G 1113 [= G 1112+1113]
North of the mastaba. Limestone debris and drift sand. To expose the building of the mastaba.

G 1113 X: Intrusive shaft. Lined with stones and mud. It is EN [east north?] of the mastaba. Total depth 2.25 meters. Limestone debris and drift sand. Chamber on south cut in rock. It was excavated with stones, we found two stones from the roof. Cleared. 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
    05/25/1935; 05/26/1935; 05/27/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 1111

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1112+1113

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1115

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1156a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1158

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1413

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4310

    • 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.