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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, June 21, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 1152a
G 1152a B: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh. Roofed with stones. Dubsh and mud bound. Inside the chamber and above the body a rock cut appears and a body [35-6-20] in it.

G 1152a C: Removed the chamber blocking. Three broken stones. Body [35-6-24] head on north. His bones thrown in places and mixed silt deposited by rain. Body left for photo.

G 1152a X: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones and mud bound. Body [35-6-21] head on north. Body left for photo.

(3) G 1156a
To exposed the northwest and southwest corners. Limestone debris and stones. Found in debris: two pots [35-6-23]. One of them not complete.

Saturday, June 22, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1110 E, F, G
(2) G 1115 Z
(3) G 1152a B
(4) G 2378 A

(1) G 1110
On top of mastaba on west. Limestone debris, pebble and potsherds. Three shafts appear E, F, G.

G 1110 E: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. It is southwest this mastaba. Total depth 50 cm. Limestone debris and potsherds. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 1110 F: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. It is south shaft E. Total depth 60 cm. Limestone debris and potsherds. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 1110 G: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. It is north shaft F. Total depth 1 meter. Limestone debris and potsherds. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 1115
G 1115 Z: Removed chamber blocking. Stones, dubsh and mud bound mixed with gypsum. Small chamber. The body underneath the blocking stones. Body [35-6-19] head on north. Left for photo.

(3) G 1152a
G 1152a B: Removed the chamber roof. Stones and dubsh. One stone from the roof stones is inscribed [35-7-1]. Left for photo.

(4) G 2378
G 2378 A: In the sloping passage in the rock cut tomb. It is near the northwest corner of the great pyramids. Excavated before. It is south of G 2370. Black debris, papers and broken mud brick. In the southwest side a big granite coffin. [Its] lid thrown on east. Not inscribed. Empty. In the rock cut tomb on northwest side small dubsh mastaba. On the mastaba ox bones. Not yet cleared.

Sunday, June 23, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1177 F
(2) G 2370 A
(3) G 2378 A
(4) G 2387 A

(1) G 1177
G 1177 F: Removed the chamber blocking. A broken wooden coffin appear[s] in chamber and a body head north inside. The coffin and the body left for photo.

(2) G 2370
G 2370 A: In front the sloping passage of the rock cut tomb. On east limestone debris, dubsh and mixed sand from debris. The rock cut tomb door not yet exposed.

(3) G 2378
G 2378 A: In the sloping passage of this rock cut tomb. Black debris, potsherds, papers and some dubsh. Cleared the sloping passage of the rock cut tomb. Big and small stones. Found thrown into the room.

(4) G 2387
G 2387 A: In the sloping passage of the rock cut tomb. Excavated before. Many potsherds in the room. Rock cut in the room. Roofed with big stones. On the roof we found the head of the body and some bones [35-7-5]. Coffin cut in rock in the rock cut, the lid gone. Inside the coffin fragments of cloth and body. Near the coffin on west complete big pot. On east of this rock cut ox bones [35-7-6]. The sloping passage cleared.

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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
    06/21/1935; 06/22/1935; 06/23/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 1110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1115

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1152a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1156a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1177

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2385

    • 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.