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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 189

Sunday, November 24, 1935 (continued)

(4) G 4818
G 4818 A: In shaft. It is south of the serdab of mastaba G 4816 and north of B. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Only on north lined with stones on the rock. Total depth 3.1 meters. Excavated before 2 meters. Drift sand and papers. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with two stones and dubsh. Bound with mud: blocking left for photo.

G 4818 B: In shaft: It is south of A and north of C. Small shaft. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 80 cm. Drift sand and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

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G 4818 C: In shaft. It is south of B and north of the serdab. It is at the end of the building of the mastaba on south. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Down 3.55 meters. Excavated before 2.9 meters. Drift sand and papers. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Serdab: In the serdab of the mastaba. It is south of C, at the end of the mastaba on south. Lined with stones and long from east to west. The building gone, and the roof gone. Only one course of the building not yet gone. Total depth 60 cm. Sand, limestone debris. Cleared. Drawing.

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Monday, November 25, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4818 C

(1) G 4818
East of the mastaba. Between it and mastaba G 4910. Exposing the corners of the mastaba on south for drawing. Stones, dubsh, limestone debris and sand thrown from G 4910 B. Exposed the building on east and the corners on south for drawing.

G 4818 C: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 5.15 meters. Sand, limestone debris, black debris and papers. Chamber on north. Cut in rock. No blocking. Small chamber. Cleared. Drawing on page 190.

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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
    11/24/1935; 11/25/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 4816

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4818

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4910

    • 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.