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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, July 29, 1935 (continued)

(4) G 4813
To expose the corner of the mastaba. The northwest corner and the southwest corner. Limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed the corners.

Tuesday, July 30, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, July 31, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4512 B
(2) G 4517 A
(3) G 4920 [A]

(1) G 4512
G 4512 B: Removed the chamber roof. Sand dubsh and one big stone. Body head on north. Near the body legs one pot appear[s]. Body left for photo.

(2) G 4517
G 4517 A: Removed the chamber roof. The chamber is in the shaft from north to south. Stone and dubsh. Body head on WS [west south?]. Left for photo.

(3) G 4920
G 4920 A: In shaft. It is lined with stones above and rock below. It is north of this mastaba. Total depth 4.3 meters. Excavated before 3.2 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with gypsum. The rock of this shaft is very bad on the four sides.

Thursday, August 1, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4733 A
(2) G 4734 B, C

(1) G 4733
G 4733 A: In shaft. It is cut in rock. Total depth 1.6 meters. Sand, papers, dubsh and limestone debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. It is the same as the rock-cut tomb with sloping passage. No blocking. Lined with stones and opened on shaft G 4733 E. Open and empty. Drawing.

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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
    07/29/1935; 07/30/1935; 07/31/1935; 08/01/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4512

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4517

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4733

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4734

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4813

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4920

    • 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.