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Diary Transcription:

page 800

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Monday, May 1, 1939

work on
(1) G 2234 A-D
(2) G 2235 A, B
(3) G 2236 A, B
(4) G 2237 A, B
(5) G 2238 A, B, X, Y, Z, W

(1) G 2234
G 2234 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with masonry on north and west and with rubble on south and east, and rock cut below. It is south of B. Total depth 2.25 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south cut in rock, only the eastern doorjamb is of stones, roofed with one stone on north and south in the rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2234 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the rock. North of A and east of C. Total depth 1.0 meter, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south blocked with one stone and rubble and bound with mud, left for drawing. Drawing.

G 2234 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to the rock. It is west of B and east of D. Total depth 80 cm, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south built of rubble and roofed with slabs. No blocking Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2234 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to the rock, west of C. Total depth 80 cm, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south built of rubble, only on south is the rock. Roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2235
G 2235 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below, south of B. Total depth 3.25 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south cut in rock. No blocking. Also in shaft is a cut in rock running to west. Perhaps it is started as another chamber but left unfinished. Cleared. Drawing on page 801.

G 2235 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the rock, north of A. Total depth 1.4 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

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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
    05/01/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2234

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2235

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2236

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2237

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2238

    • 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.