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Diary Transcription:

page 971

microfilm: begin page 971

Thursday, April 25, 1940

work on
(1) G 2469a A, B, E
(2) G 2471 B, C, D
(3) G 2472a A, B
(4) G 2477 E, F, G, H
(5) g 2478 A, B, C, D, E, X
(6) G 2479 A, B, C

(1) G 2469a
G 2469a A: Removed the bones from the chamber. The skeleton is drawn but not photographed, because the chamber is very narrow: female. Empty. Drawing.

G 2469a B: Removed the bones from the chamber: male. Empty. Drawing.

G 2469a E: Removed the bones from the chamber: female. Empty. Drawing.

(2) G 2471
G 2471 B: Removed the chamber roof. Built of crude brick running north-south, stones and traces of mud from the blocking and in the chamber sand. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head north, left for photo.

G 2471 C: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock, rubble and mud from the blocking and below the blocking is stones, rubble and limestone debris. In the chamber decayed broken wooden coffin, left for photo.

G 2471 D: Removed the chamber blocking, very small cut in limestone debris, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. In the chamber, limestone debris and no body. 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
    04/25/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2469

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2471

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2472

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2477

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2478

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2479

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.