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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 498

Monday, August 2, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4200, street

(1) Street G 4200
In the street, west of G 4311, in clearing the lining of the mastaba and between it and G 4320. Stones, sand and dubsh.

Tuesday, August 3, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, August 4, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4311

(1) G 4311
South of this mastaba, between it and G 4310. In clearing the lining and the southwest corner of the mastaba. Stones, dubsh, sand and limestone debris below it. Lining partly exposed and the corner not yet exposed.

Thursday, August 5, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4311 A

(1) G 4311
South of this mastaba, between it and G 4310. In clearing the lining and the southwest corner of the mastaba. Stones, dubsh, sand and limestone debris below. Exposed the lining on south and the southwest corner.

G 4311 A: In shaft. Lined with stones above and cut in rock below. It is west of the chapel of the mastaba and south of shaft B. Down 2 meters. Sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Friday, August 6, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1223

(1) G 1223
East of the annex on north of the mastaba. Search for chapel or niche in this place. Stones, dubsh and red sand. No chapels in this place.

Saturday, August 7, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1223

(1) G 1223
East of the annex, on north of the mastaba. Search for niche. Stones, dubsh and red sand. Not yet cleared.

Sunday, August 8, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1223
(2) G 4311 A

(1) G 1223
East of the annex, on north of the mastaba. Search for niche. Dubsh and red sand underneath. No niches in this place. Cleared.

(2) G 4311
G 4311 A: In shaft. Down 6 meters. Drift sand. This shaft excavated before. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. North-south limestone coffin with lid, lid broken on north. Sand in the coffin. Not reached the rock in shaft, not started in chamber.

Monday, August 9, 1937

Work on
(1) G 1225
(2) G 4311 A, B

(1) G 1255
Found on the top of the mastaba: small inscribed limestone fragment in relief [37-8-5].

(2) G 4311
G 4311 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 7 meters. Sand and limestone debris underneath. Cleared. Drawing on page 499.

G 4311 B: In shaft. Lined with stones above. It is north of A, at the north end of the mastaba. Down 1.1 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Tuesday, August 10, 1937
Day of rest.

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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
    08/02/1937 through 08/10/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

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.