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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, September 6, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4313

(1) G 4313
Around this mastaba and above it. It is lined with small masonry. It is at the end of street G 4300 on south, near the southeast corner of G 4310. In exposing the lining and search for the shafts. On the eastside of the mastaba appear two stela (niches). The south stela is inscribed in sunk relief but not clearly visible (decayed). In the mastaba appear three shafts, A, B, C. Exposed the lining of the mastaba on east, west and on north. Lining on south not yet exposed. East of this mastaba appears a foundation of a small stone mastaba (unnumbered). Drawing of mastaba.

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Tuesday, September 7, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, September 8, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4313

(1) G 4313
In exposing the lining of the mastaba on south. And also west of this mastaba to expose if there [are] any shafts and new mastabas. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed the lining on south, and nothing more exposed.

Thursday, September 9, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4310
(2) G 4313 A, B, C

(1) South of G 4310
South of this mastaba and west of G 4313. Search for new mastabas and shafts in this place. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Nothing exposed yet.

(2) G 4313
G 4313 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is south of B. Total depth 1.2 meters. Sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 4313 B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and rock cut below. It is south of C and north of A. Down 2.2 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud and underneath white limestone debris. Left for photo. The shaft descends below the chamber.

G 4313 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is north of B. Total depth 2.7 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and sand and limestone debris in chamber. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: bones. 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
    09/06/1937; 09/07/1937; 09/08/1937; 09/09/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

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.