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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, January 17, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1102 add. [= addition] and its pits C, D, E, F

(1) G 1102
G 1102 add. [= addition] On the top of the mastaba. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed four pits C, D, E, F.

G 1102 C: Lined with one course of masonry above and rock below. Down 90 cm. Sand, limestone debris, potsherds and black debris. Chamber not reached.

G 1102 D: Small pit. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 46 cm. Sand and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 1102 E: Same as pit D above.

G 1102 F: Line with dubsh and rock below. Down 2.2 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and red debris. Reached the chamber. Chamber on east cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh above and mud brick below.

Friday, January 18, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1102 add. [= addition] C, F
(2) G 1158 on west

(1) G 1102 add. [= addition]
G 1102 C: Total depth 1.56 meters. Sand, limestone debris and black debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 1102 F: Total depth 2.65 meters. Sand, limestone debris and red debris. Reached the rock in shaft. Left for photo.

(2) West of G 1158
Sand, white limestone debris and potsherds. Two pits appear on west G 1160 A, B. Below G 1158 on west appears a limestone stela not inscribed. Found in debris on west of mastaba G 1158: limestone fragment [35-1-16], three pottery not complete [35-1-14a, 35-1-14b, 35-1-14c], small alabaster cup [35-1-15 (?)] cover of stone [35-1-17 (?)] pottery.

Saturday, January 19, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1113 D [= G 1112+1113]
(2) G 1155 L
(3) G 1158 B
(4) G 1162 + 72 B [= G 1162+1172]
(5) G 1160 A, B

(1) G 1113 [= G 1112+1113]
G 1113 D: Small pit lined with dubsh. Total depth 71 cm. Sand, limestone debris, potsherds and pebbles. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 1155
G 1155 L: Lined with dubsh, rock below. Down 1.85 meters. Sand, stone, dubsh and black debris. Reached chamber I. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and white limestone debris.

(3) G 1158
G 1158 B: Lined with mud brick above, below with dubsh. Rock underneath. Total depth 3.05 meters. Excavated before 2.75 meters. Sand and black debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 1162 + 72 [= G 1162+1172]
G 1162 + 72 B: Found in mud brick stela on west a cylindrical stone like a column inscribed with cartouche [drum lintel inscribed for Teti] [35-1-18].

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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
    01/17/1935; 01/18/1935; 01/19/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Teti (G 1162+1172)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Teti (G 1162+1172)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1162+1172. False door inscribed for Teti, identified as [jmj-r qdw rx nswt] overseer of builders, royal acquaintance; in situ in G 1162+1172. Limestone drum lintel (35-1-18) inscribed for Teti, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found reused in G 1162+1172 B.

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.