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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, October 5, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 2357 (continued)
G 2357 B [= G 5554 B]: In shaft. Lined with mud brick above and rock below. It is south of A and north of C. Total depth 4.7 meters (rock 1.25 meters). Limestone debris, black debris and some dubsh. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in shaft debris: potsherds. Reached the rock in shaft. The chamber not yet cleared.

G 2357 C [= G 5555 C]: In shaft. Lined with stones above and underneath lined with dubsh. It is south of B. Down 2.45 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber I appears on west. Lined with dubsh and roofed with four stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: head and broken bones of a body. Cleared chamber I and not reached the rock in shaft.

(2) G 2381
In digging holes into the rooms of this mastaba. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and underneath white limestone debris. Reached the rock in the two holes for drawing.

Sunday, October 6, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2357 B, C, D, Y, Z [= G 5554 & G 5555 & G 5561]

(1) G 2357
G 2357 B [= G 5554 B]: In chamber. It was excavated on 1933. Limestone debris and black debris. A coffin cut in rock from north to south appears. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2357 C [= G 5555 C]: In shaft. Total depth 2.55 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh. Reached the rock in shaft. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2357 D [= G 5555 D]: In shaft. It is south of C. Lined with mud brick. Down 1.8 meters. Limestone debris and black debris. Chamber I appears. On east blocked with two big fragments of mud brick and some small dubsh. Blocking left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

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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
    10/05/1935; 10/06/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5554

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5555

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5561

    • 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.