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Thursday, May 16, 1940 (continued)

(1) G 4982 (continued)
G 4982 C: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 4.3 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

(2) G 4983
G 4983 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is south of B. Total depth 2.85 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 4983 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 3.5 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and in the chamber traces of bones and stones. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock cut coffin without lid. Cleared. Drawing.

G 4983 C: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is north of B. Total depth 2.2 meters, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west blocked with two slabs and rubble and bound with traces of mud. We are not sure yet if the chamber is in the shaft or cut in rock on west, because most of the blocking is in the shaft, left for photo.

(3) G 4984
G 4984 A: In shaft. Ends at rock. Lined with rubble. It is south of B, north of the northwest corner of G 4980. Total depth 80 cm, sand and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

G 4984 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 6.3 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. In chamber traces of bones. Chamber on south cut in rock. No blocking. North-south rock cut coffin, without lid, on west side of the chamber. Cleared. Drawing on page 996.

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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
    05/16/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4980

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4982

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4983

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4984

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.