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Friday, May 24, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1152
(2) G 1156 U, V

(1) West of G 1152
West of this mastaba and east of G 1201. Limestone debris, dubsh and potsherds. In this place appears mud floor and underneath limestone debris, potsherds and sand. Found in debris on the mud floor, five pots [35-5-33, 35-5-34, 35-5-35, 35-5-36, 35-5-37], small offering cups [35-5-39] and dishes [35-5-38]. Mud floor left for photo.

(2) G 1156
On top of mastaba. Sand, limestone debris and potsherds. Exposed shaft U, V.

G 1156 U: Intrusive shaft lined with stones. It is west of this mastaba. Total depth 1.85 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on north lined with stones and mud. It was roofed. The roof now gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 1156 V: Intrusive shaft. Lined with stones. It is WN [west north] this mastaba. Total depth 1.75 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on south lined with stones and mud. It was roofed. The roof now gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, May 25, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1111
(2) G 1113 F [= G 1112+1113]
(3) G 1156a
(4) G 1158 D

(1) G 1111
East of the mastaba. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Search for the building of the mastaba.

(2) G 1113 [= G 1112+1113]
West of the mastaba. Drift sand. To expose the building of the mastaba for drawing.

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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
    05/24/1935; 05/25/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1111

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1112+1113

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1152

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1156

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1156a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1158

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.