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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, August 20, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 4333 (continued)
G 4333 H: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones, only on north one stone from the casing of G 4340. Dubsh from the blocking and sand in the chamber. Body, head north, photographed. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, August 21, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4240

(1) South of G 4240
South of this mastaba and north of G 4220 or west of G 4330. Search for a new big mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and limestone debris and dirty debris underneath.

Sunday, August 22, 1937

Work on
(1) Street G 4300
(2) G 4631 D

(1) Street G 4300
In the street, east of G 4320, on south end of the mastaba. Search for chapel. Drift sand and limestone debris. We found one stone in the lining of the mastaba, in this stone was drawn a limestone stela uninscribed, and this stone was found south of the north niche in the mastaba. No lining exposed.

(2) G 4631
G 4631 D: Removed the coffin lid from chamber II. (The coffin contains of one stone.) In the coffin we found body and the head to north. Left for photo.

Monday, August 23, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4240

(1) South of G 4240
South of this mastaba and north of G 4220, or west of G 4330. Search for new mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and limestone debris and sand underneath. Nothing exposed yet.

Tuesday, August 24, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, August 25, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4240

(1) South of G 4240
South of this mastaba and north of G 4220, or west of G 4330. Search for a new big mastaba. Sand, limestone debris and dirty debris underneath. Nothing exposed yet.

Thursday, August 26, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4240
(2) G 4320

(1) South of G 4240
South of this mastaba and north of G 4220, or west of G 4330. Search for a new big mastaba. Drift sand, limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris and limestone debris underneath. Exposed that there is no big mastaba in this place and perhaps will be small mastabas, but the MUDIR orders us to stop working in this place.

(2) G 4320
East of this mastaba. Search for a mud brick chapel in this place. Drift sand and limestone debris and dubsh underneath. In the street and below the build stone with the niche appears a small shaft, not yet numbered. No mud brick chapel found in this place.

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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
    08/20/1937 through 08/26/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 4220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4320

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4333

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4631

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Street G 4300

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

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.