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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 35

Monday, April 8, 1935, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209
(2) G 1358 A, B
(3) G 1401 A
(4) G 1413 C

(1) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street on east. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and broken mud brick. Found in street debris: small alabaster [?] dishes and cups. Nothing appear[s].

(2) G 1358
G 1358 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.25 meters. Sand. Chamber on east. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Body [35-4-34] in chamber head on north. We can't photograph the body because the chamber is small.

G 1358 B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and mud brick. Total depth 1.6 meters. Sand. Chamber on west. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in debris: skeleton [35-4-14]. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 1401
G 1401 A: Removed chamber I roof. Stones and some mud from the bound. Scattered bones [35-4-15]. Left the bones for photo. Underneath chamber I the shaft continue[s].

(4) G 1413
G 1413 C: Removed chamber blocking. Stones and gypsum from the binding. Broken wooden coffin [35-5-40, 35-7-17] appears in chamber. Found in blocking debris: fragment of sandstone with green stain copper. Coffin left for photo.

Tuesday, April 9, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, April 10, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209
(2) G 1407

(1) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street on east. Sand, limestone debris and broken mud brick. No pits appear.

(2) G 1407
On north of the mastaba. In the east and west corner. Sand and broken mud brick. To expose the rock in the corners for drawing. Rock not yet exposed.

Hadad Adawi arrived today to work in the house and to guard.

Thursday, April 11, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1401 A
(2) G 1407
(3) G 1411 C

(1) G 1401
G 1401 A: Removed the bones [35-4-15] from chamber I and also removed the building of the chamber which is dubsh built above the debris in shaft. Down in main shaft 2.65 meters, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber II appears on east cut in rock blocked with stones and dubsh and some from the mud from binding. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber II blocking left for photo. Found in shaft under II blocking left for photo. Found in shaft under chamber I and above chamber II in debris: one pot, four small model dishes, small offering cup [35-4-16].

(2) G 1407
South and north of the mastaba. Drift sand and broken mud brick. Exposed the northeast corner and the west corner. Not exposed the south corner and the casing of the mastaba.

(3) G 1411
G 1411 C: Exposed the rock with the coffin which is in the chamber cut in rock. Mr. Bill order[ed] us to leave the wood fragments which is in the coffin, because it is not useful. Drawing on page 36.

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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
    04/08/1935; 04/09/1935; 04/10/1935; 04/11/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Hadad Adawi
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1209

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1358

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1401

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1413

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Hadad Adawi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.