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Sunday, May 7, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2239
G 2239 A: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock. Rubble and mud from the blocking. Chamber full of sand. Body [39-5-18], head west. Left for photo.

G 2239 B: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock. Rubble and mud from the blocking. Body [39-5-19], head on north, traces of linen cloth. Body left for photo.

G 2239 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Built with rubble and bound with gypsum. Roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from the blocking. Body [39-5-20], head on north, left for photo.

G 2239 F: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and bound with gypsum. Roofed with slabs. Dubsh and mud from the blocking. Child (broken bones) [39-5-21], head on north (broken). Left for photo.

G 2239 J: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble, and roofed with slabs bound with gypsum. Crude brick, rubble and mud. Body [39-5-22], head east. Around the body decayed wooden fragments (perhaps from coffin). Left for photo.

(3) G 2239b
G 2239b A: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Stone, rubble and mud from blocking. Body [39-5-23], with broken bones, head on north (broken), left for photo.

(4) G 2239c
G 2239c A: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and stones. Roofed with slabs. Rubble, and mud from the blocking. Body [39-5-24], head on north, left for photo.

(5) G 2241
G 2241 A: Removed chamber II blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2241 B: Removed the roof and the lining of the chamber which is in shaft. Rubble, stones and mud from the blocking. Body (decayed), head on north, left for photo.

Prepared a railway line north of G 2085 and G 2230, running to east in order to expose the foundation of G 2240.

Monday, May 8 1939

Work on
(1) G 2232 A-D
(2) G 2233 B, C, D
(3) G 2234 B
(4) G 2236 B
(5) G 2237 A
(6) G 2238 Y, Z
(7) G 2239b A
(8) G 2239c A
(9) G 2241 A
(10) room of G 5210
(11) G 5211

(1) G 2232
G 2232 A: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2232 B: Removed the body from the coffin and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    05/07/1939; 05/08/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 2232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2233

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2234

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2236

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2237

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2238

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2239

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2241

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5211

    • 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.