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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, November 22, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 4812 (continued)
G 4812 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above and rock below. East of C and north of the room's serdab. Total depth 4.1 meters excavated before 3.5 meters. Stones we break, dubsh, sand and some papers. Chamber on east, cut in rock from north to south, and [its] limestone lid is not in its place. Inside the coffin head of a body and some debris. Reached the rock in shaft. The lid left for photo.

Serdab S: In the serdab. South of D and east of the mastaba room. Lined with stones from east to west. Total depth 1.95 meters. Excavated before 1.4 meters. Dubsh, stones and drift sand. On east we found a window slot, also on west we found a stela (limestone) not inscribed. Cleared. Drawing of the serdab and the mastaba.


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  • 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
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

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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.