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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, February 23, 1935 (continued)

(3) G 1359
G 1359 A: Lined with dubsh. Rock below. Down 3.1 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on west cut in rock. Lined with two big stones underneath dubsh and bound with mud brick. It is chamber I. Not reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 1359 B: Lined with dubsh underneath mud brick and rock below. Down 1.2 meters. Drift sand. Chamber appears in middle in shaft cut in rock from north to south. Blocked with two stones dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

(4) G 1363
G 1363 B: Lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.6 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

Sunday, February 24, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1369 A
(2) G 1370 [A, B]

(1) G 1369
On top of mastaba. It is south of G 1205 and west of G 1356. Small mastaba lined with stones and dubsh. Limestone debris, dubsh underneath drift sand. Exposed shaft A.

G 1369 A: Lined with dubsh and bound with mud brick. On north lined with stones. Total depth 1.75 meters. Sand, limestone debris. Dubsh and potsherds. Chamber on east lined with dubsh and stones. Lined with two stones and bound with mud brick. Roofed with stones. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

(2) G 1370
On top of mastaba. It is south of G 1205 lined with dubsh and stones. Some from building gone now. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris underneath drift sand. Exposed shaft A and B.

G 1370 A: Lined with mud brick underneath rock. On north lined with stones. Total depth 1.17 meters. Sand, limestone debris, stones, and roofed with stones. Blocked with two stones and some dubsh. Bound with mud brick. Found in shaft debris: small model offering cups and dishes [35-2-28, 35-2-29, 35-2-30, 35-2-31, 35-2-32].

G 1370 B: Lined with mud brick on three sides east, west, south. On north lined with stones. Total depth 1.2 meters. Sand and blown papers. Chamber on east lined with stones. Roofed with three stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Drawing of G 1369 and G 1370 and their pits on page 24.

Monday, February 25, 1935

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

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On top of mastaba. It is south of G 1406 and east of G 1407. Drift sand and dubsh. Search for the building of mastaba and pits. Not exposed the mastaba nor the shafts.

Tuesday, February 26, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, February 27, 1935

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

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On top of mastaba. Sand and dubsh. Search for pits. Exposed some of pits, the debris on top. Not cleared.

Thursday, February 28, 1935

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

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On top of mastaba. Sand and dubsh. Search for pits. Not exposed shafts of building of mastaba.

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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
    02/23/1935; 02/24/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 1205

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1356

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1359

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1363

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1369

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1408+1409

    • 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.