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Thursday, March 2, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2085
G 2085 C: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 5.7 meters, sand, limestone debris, and rubble. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock cut coffin without lid. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2085 D: In shaft. Total depth 5.25 meters, sand, limestone debris and pebble. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Reached the rock in shaft and not started in the chamber.

(3) 2088
G 2088 c: South of the room. In removing the debris. Search for the remains of the lining, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Remains of lining not exposed yet.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 70
9:00 to 12:00: 140
1:30 to evening: 180
Total: 390

Friday, March 3, 1939

work on
(1) G 2085 D
(2) South and east of G 2088 c

(1) G 2085
G 2085 D: In chamber, sand, limestone debris and pebble. North-south rock cut coffin without lid. In shaft appears red mason's marks on all four sides. 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
    03/02/1939; 03/03/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2085

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2088

    • 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.