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Diary Transcription:

page 1001

microfilm: begin page 1001

Sunday, May 19, 1940 (continued)

(2) G 5280
G 5280 Z: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 3.75 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Chamber on south cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

(3) G 5380
G 5380 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick topped with rubble. It is west of E. Total depth 2.0 meters, excavated before 1.2 meter, dirty debris, sand and limestone debris. Chamber on south built of crude brick and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 5380 E: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with rubble and masonry. It is south of A and east of D. Total depth 1.8 meters, excavated before 1.0 meter, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south built of rubble and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

(4) G 5481
G 5481 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with stones (masonry) and cut in rock below. It is east of B, north of Y and west of the northern niche of the room. Total depth 4.35 meters, excavated before 1.9 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. In the chamber a north-south rock cut coffin without lid.
Found in coffin debris:
small faience hawk?
small faience hawk? not complete
faience cylinder bead
faience disc bead
Cleared. Drawing on page 1002.

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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
    05/19/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5380

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5481

    • 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.