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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 109

Tuesday, August 27, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, August 28, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2320 Serdab and room [= G 5280]
(2) G 5031 A, B, C, D, E, F
(3) G 5032 C, F
(4) G 5040 V
(5) G 5130
(6) G 5332 K, X

(1) G 2320 [= G 5280]
On top of mastaba. On south. West of the room. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Search for big shaft of the mastaba. Not yet exposed the big shaft of the mastaba.

Serdab: In the serdab of the mastaba. Lined with stones. The roof gone. Serdab is east of the room on south. Sand and limestone debris. Search for offering basin. Not yet found.

Room: In the room of the mastaba. On south. Lined with stones and some building gone. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Cleared.

(2) G 5031
G 5031 A: Removed the skeleton from chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5031 B: Removed the body from the chamber. We can't have photo from the body. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5031 C: Removed the body from the chamber. 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
    08/27/1935; 08/28/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 5031

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5032

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5332

    • 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.