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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, January 6, 1935
Day of rest.
End of Ramadan (El Aid).

Monday, January 7, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1025b A
(2) G 1208 B
(3) On top of mastaba G 1210

(1) G 1025b
G 1025b A: Crude brick lined above. Down 1.35 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and crude brick. Chamber on south crude brick lined. No blocking. Roofed with slabs.

(2) G 1208
G 1208 B: Down 5.45 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and broken crude brick.

(3) G 1210
Cleared sand on top.

Tuesday, January 8, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1025b A
(2) On top of mastaba G 1210 and its pits A, B

(1) G 1025b
G 1025b A: Below chamber I. Down 3.45 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Not reached chamber II.

(2) G 1210
Cleared the top of mastaba G 1210. Drift sand. Exposed the pits of mastaba A, B, C, D.

G 1210 A: Lined with stone on three sides north, south, east, on west it is lined with mud brick. Rock below. Total depth 1.95 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with stones and dubsh lined with mud.

G 1210 B: Lined with stones of three sides north, south, east, on west lined with mud brick. Rock below. Depth 1.65 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Two stones appear bound with mud. I think these two stones may be the roof of the chamber.

Wednesday, January 9, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1025b A
(2) G 1208 B
(3) G 1210 C, D

(1) G 1025b
G 1025b A: Below chamber I. Total depth 5.39 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber II appears on west, blocked with stones and dubsh.

(2) G 1208
G 1208 B: Below chamber I. Down to 6.35 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber II not reached.

(3) G 1210
G 1210 C: Lined with dubsh on three sides north, south east on west lined with mud brick. Total depth 3.2 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber in the shaft lined and roofed with dubsh.

G 1210 D: Small pit lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.55 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west lined and blocked with dubsh.

Thursday, January 10, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1025b A
(2) G 1111 B
(3) G 1208 B

(1) G 1025b
G 1025b A: In chamber I. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Open and empty. Below the chamber appears pit B.

(2) G 1111
G 1111 B: Removed the skeleton [35-1-2], the fragments of cloth and the pieces of the granite stones from chamber II. Drawing on page 3.

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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
    01/06/1935; 01/07/1935; 01/08/1935; 01/09/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 1025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1111

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1208

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1210

    • 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.