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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, June 3, 1935 (continued)

(1) North of G 1118
North of the mastaba. Drift sand and dubsh. Search the building of mastaba G 1116. Not yet exposed.

(2) G 1232
G 1232 A: In shaft. It is south of G 1232. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Total depth 4.6 meters. Excavated before two meters. Sand, papers, and limestone debris. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2210
G 2210 a: Removed the building on WS [west south] of the room. Two big stones, small stones, dubsh and limestone debris. Search for stela. We found nothing.

Tuesday, June 4, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, June 5, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1010 serdab
(2) G 1118
(3) G [1204] X
(4) G 1232 B, C

(1) G 1010
G 1010 serdab: Removed the serdab roof. Lined with dubsh and with whitewash. Total high 1.45 meters. Three stones in the roof between the stones mud binding and underneath limestone debris and black debris. Cleared the serdab. Empty.

(2) North of G 1118
North of the mastaba. Drift sand, dubsh and potsherds [35-6-2]. Search for G 1116 and G 1119. Not yet exposed.

(3) G 1204
G 1204 X: In shaft. It is south of G 1204 on east. Lined with mud brick on three sides north, south, west. On east the building of mastaba G 1203. Total depth 70 cm. Limestone debris, broken mud brick and papers. Chamber on south lined with mud brick on three sides north, south, west. On east lined with stones of the mastaba G 1203. It was roofed with stones. The roof stones thrown in it. No blocking. Found in chamber debris. A [bone] button seal or a fragment [of] bone broken in two pieces inscribed with a bird on it. Scattered bones. Cleared. Drawing on page 60.

(4) G 1232
On top of mastaba. North of shaft A. It is small mastaba lined with stones. Limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed two shafts B, C.

G 1232 B: In shaft north of shaft A. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Total depth 1.5 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 1232 C: In shaft. It is north of the mastaba. Lined with dubsh and mud brick. Total depth 1 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing on page 60.

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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
    06/03/1935; 06/04/1935; 06/05/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 1010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1116

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1118

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1119

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1203

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1204

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2210

    • 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.