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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, August 4, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 4516
G 4516 D: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. West of C. Down 1.7 meters. Excavated before 70 cm. Sand and black debris. Chamber is in the shaft, roofed with dubsh and stones and bound with mud, left for photo.

G 4516 E: Removed the skeleton from the shaft. Open and empty. Drawing.

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(3) G 5020-Annex
In this mastaba on north. Sand, dubsh, limestone debris, pebbles and potsherds. Search for shafts (Annex). Shafts not yet exposed.

Monday, August 5, 1935

Work on
(1) G 4920 A
(2) G 5020-Annex
(3) G 4633+4634 [B]

(1) G 4920
G 4920 A: Removed the debris from the body in the chamber. Cleared for photo.

(2) G 5020-Annex
In this mastaba on north. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Exposed the shaft Annex.
ANNEX. In shaft. Lined with stones above. It is north of this mastaba. Down 1.5 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and also the chamber.

(3) G 4633+4634
G 4633+4634 B: In shaft. Lined with mud brick. On east the building gone. It is south shaft A. Total depth 1.35 meters. Drift sand, black debris and some bones. Chamber on east running north. Lined with mud brick and some dubsh. Blocked with stones. Some stones from the roof gone on north and south. Blocked with dubsh and mud brick. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, August 6, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, August 7, 1935

Work on
(1) G 5020-Annex
(2) G 4516 B, C, D, F

(1) G 5020-Annex
In shaft. It is rock below. Down 4.3 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(2) G 4516
G 4516 B: Removed the chamber blocking. It is small chamber. On south broken into shaft C. Mud brick, and dubsh and underneath one stone. Body, head on north, left for photo.

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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
    08/04/1935; 08/05/1935; 08/06/1935; 08/07/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

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.