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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 502

Wednesday, August 18, 1937 (continued)

(7) G 7251
G 7251 F: Removed the chamber blocking. Cut in rock. Dubsh, mud bound and limestone debris underneath. In the chamber silt deposited by rain. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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Thursday, August 19, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4240

(1) South of G 4240
South of this mastaba. Search for a big mastaba and also north of G 4220. Sand, limestone debris and stones. Nothing yet exposed.

Friday, August 20, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4240
(2) G 4333 F, G, H

(1) South of G 4240
South of this mastaba and north of G 4220. Search for big new mastaba in these places. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris and limestone debris underneath. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) G 4333
G 4333 F: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Only on south one stone from mastaba G 4320. Chamber roofed with stones. Dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 4333 G: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh, bound with mud and roofed with dubsh, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, photographed. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    08/18/1937; 08/19/1937; 08/20/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4320

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4333

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7251

    • Site Name Eastern 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.