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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, August 12, 1935 (continued)

(3) G 4734 (continued)
Drawing of G 4734 C

[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 5030
To expose the casing of the mastaba on north between this mastaba and mastaba G 5031. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Exposed the casing of the mastaba for drawing.

(6) G 5031
G 5031 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. On north lined with building of G 5040. It is the first shaft from northeast. Total depth 1.35 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on south. Lined with dubsh. Blocked with stone and some blocking gone. Blocking left for photo.

G 5031 B: In shaft. It is small. Lined with dubsh. On north the building of G 5040. It is west of A. Total depth 1.3 meters. Sand and dubsh. Chamber on west. Lined with dubsh and blocked with dubsh and stone. Blocking left for photo.

G 5031 C: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and rock below. It is S A and B. Total depth 3.5 meters. Excavated before 2.8 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with stones and dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 5031 D: In shaft. Small shaft. Lined with dubsh. It is northwest of the mastaba. Total depth 85 cm. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Chamber on north lined with dubsh above and cut in rock. It was roofed with stones, because we found some stones. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5031 E: In shaft. Lined with stones and dubsh. Small shaft. It is southwest of the mastaba. Total depth 75 cm. Sand, limestone debris, potsherds and black debris. Chamber in middle of shaft. Blocked with stones and dubsh, bound with mud. Left for photo.

G 5031 F: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. Small shaft. West of V and east of E. Some building gone on south. Total depth 2.25 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Chamber on west running to north lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Body head on north. Found in shaft debris: potsherds of model dish. Body left for photo.

(7) G 5040
To expose the northwest corner of the mastaba. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. The northwest corner not yet exposed.

Tuesday, August 13, 1935
Day of rest.

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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
    08/12/1935; 08/13/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4734

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5031

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5040

    • 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.