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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, January 25, 1935 (continued)

(6) G 1405 (continued)
Drawing of G 1405 C

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 1405 D: Lined with dubsh above. Total depth 1.83 meters. Excavated before 85 cm. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

Saturday, January 26, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1025b B
(2) G 1102 add. [= addition] F
(3) G 1155 L
(4) G 1159

(1) G 1025b
G 1025b B: Removed the scattered bones [35-1-31] from chamber I.

(2) G 1102 add. [= addition]
G 1102 F: Removed the head and the scattered bones [35-1-29], fragments of cloth, fragments of wood [35-1-28] and the wooden comb [six wood combs: 35-1-26]. Found some small ring beads [35-1-27].

(3) G 1155
G 1155 L: Removed chamber II blocking. Sand, dubsh and rakash. Body head north.

(4) G 1159
On top of mastaba on west. Sand, white limestone debris, dubsh and potsherds. Search for pits and the mastaba casing on west.

Sunday, January 27, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1025b A, B
(2) G 1159 X

(1) G 1025b
G 1025b A: In chamber II. Sand, limestone debris and some pebbles. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 1025b B: In shaft under chamber I. Total depth 4.85 meters. Sand and white limestone debris. Reached chamber II. Chamber on south cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and stones and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft. Left the blocking 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
    01/25/1935; 01/26/1935; 01/27/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1102

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1155

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1159

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1405

    • 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.