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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, March 6, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409] (continued)
G 1408+9 B: Lined with mud brick. Rock below. Total depth 4.8 meters. Sand underneath limestone debris and broken mud brick. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with three stones and some dubsh. On south bound with mud brick, stones and some dubsh. On south bound with mud brick. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 1408+9 C: Lined with mud brick on north and east. On west and south lined with dubsh above underneath mud brick. Rock below. Total depth 3.7 meters. Sand underneath mud brick, potsherd, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Small chamber on north cut in rock. No blocking. In shaft in front the chamber broken off on west and open in chamber B which is east of this shaft. Found in debris in front of chamber fragments of wooden coffin. I think the fragments of the wooden coffin from another shaft, because the chamber is small and also found a skeleton. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 1408+9 D: Lined with dubsh above. Underneath lined with mud brick. Down 1.9 meters. Sand and dubsh. Rock in shaft not reached. Not reached the chamber.

Thursday, March 7, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409] D, E

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
G 1408+9 D: In shaft. Rock below. Total depth 6.9 meters. Sand, and dubsh. Underneath black debris, broken mud brick, potsherds and some stones. Chamber on south cut in rock. No blocking. Reached rock in shaft.

G 1408+9 E: Lined with dubsh above and lined with mud brick below. On north lined with mud brick. Total depth 3.1 meters. Sand and blown papers. Reached the rock in shaft. No chamber.

Friday, March 8, 1935

Work on
(1) To expose the building of mastaba G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409] and pit D.

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
To expose the building of the mastaba on west. East of G 1407. Sand, dubsh and black debris. Not exposed the building of the mastaba on west.
G 1408+9 D. In chamber. Drift sand. Found in chamber debris: skeleton. Cleared. Drawing on page 27.

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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
    03/06/1935; 03/07/1935; 03/08/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

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.