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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, February 24, 1935 (continued)

Drawing of G 1369 and G 1370

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, March 1, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On top of mastaba on south and east. Sand, dubsh and some broken mud brick. Exposed the building face on south and east. Not exposed the pits on east.

Saturday, March 2, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On top of mastaba. Sand and dubsh. Search for pits. Exposed some pits. Not cleared on east.

Sunday, March 3, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409] and shaft A, B and serdab SI, SII

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On top of mastaba on east. Sand and dubsh. Exposed pits. A, B, C, D, E and serdab SI and SII.

G 1408+9 A: Lined with mud brick and rock below. On east some building gone. It is west of SI. Drift sand and some potsherds. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

Serdab SI: Squared serdab lined with stones. On west some stones gone. Total depth 1.55 meters. Sand and blown papers. A limestone stela found in east without inscriptions. Cleared on rock. Empty.

Serdab SII: Lined with dubsh and stones. Long serdab from north to south. Open on south. Total depth 1.5 meters. Drift sand and dubsh. Cleared on mud brick on rock. Empty. Drawing on page 25 of G 1408+9 with pits and serdab.

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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
    02/24/1935; 03/01/1935; 03/02/1935; 03/03/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

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.