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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, March 24, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1025b B
(2) G 1209
(3) G 1368 B

(1) G 1025b
G 1025b B: Removed chamber II blocking. Stone, dubsh and underneath pebbles, limestone debris and black debris. Body [35-4-10] head on north. Body left for photo.

(2) South of G 1209
On south of mastaba. In the street. Limestone debris, drift sand, black debris and broken mud brick. To clean the street and to expose the east corner of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]. Street not cleared and not exposed the corner.

(3) G 1368
G 1368 B: Removed the body from chamber. We found nothing near him. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, March 25, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1359 A, B
(2) G 1209 on south

(1) G 1359
G 1359 A: Removed chamber I blocking. Two big stones and some mud from the binding and underneath dubsh and limestone debris and sand. Debris from clear sand appears in and some small bones above. Rock in shaft not reached. Chamber II not reached. Chamber I left for photo.

G 1359 B: Removed the blocking roof. Dubsh, two stones and mud. Body [35-4-12] left for photo.

(2) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street. Drift sand, black debris and broken mud brick. Street not cleared on east. The corner not exposed of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409].

Tuesday, March 26, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 27, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209
(2) G 4310 A

(1) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street. Sand, black debris and broken mud brick. Street on east not cleared and the corner of the mastaba G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409] not exposed.

(2) G 4310
G 4310 A: Lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 9.1 meters. Excavated before 7.4 meters. Stones, sand, dubsh and papers. Two chambers appear. Chamber I on south cut in rock not blocked. Full of stones. Chamber II on south cut in rock not blocked. A wooden coffin appears with lid from north to south.
Reached the rock in shaft. Coffin left for photo.

Thursday, March 28, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4410 A

(1) G 4410
G 4410 A: Lined with stones above and rock below. Bad rock.

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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
    03/24/1935; 03/25/1935; 03/26/1935; 03/27/1935; 03/28/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 1025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1209

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1359

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1368

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1408+1409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4310

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4410

    • 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.