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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, September 10, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4310

(1) South of G 4310
South of this mastaba. Search for new shafts or mastabas. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Nothing exposed yet.

Saturday, September 11, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4310

(1) South of G 4310
South of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas and shafts. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. No new mastabas or shafts in this place.

Sunday, September 12, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4313

(1) G 4313
East of this mastaba. To expose the lining which appeared before. Sand, stones and dubsh. We exposed that the lining was only one course from the mastaba G 4314.

Monday, September 13, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4314 A

(1) G 4314
On the top of the mastaba. It is east of G 4313 and west of G 4414. It was built with small stones but the lining now gone, only one course remains on west. Drift sand, dubsh and stones. Exposed one shaft A.

G 4314 A: In shaft. It is cut in rock. Total depth 1.6 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber. Sketch showing the situation of shaft A and the mastaba G 4314.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, September 14, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, September 15, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2014
(2) G 2016

(1) G 2014
Below the east wall of this mastaba we discovered two new shafts. They [were] numbered G 2014 F for the south shaft and G 2014 G for the north shaft. Not started in on shafts. Sketch of the east wall with the two discovered shafts.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2016
South of this mastaba, east of G 2015 and west of G 2017. In exposing the shafts for drawing. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Nothing exposed yet. The place not yet cleared.

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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
    09/10/1937; 09/11/1937; 09/12/1937; 09/13/1937; 09/14/1937; 09/15/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2015

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2016

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2017

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4310

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4313

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4414

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4416

    • 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.