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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, June 23, 1938 (continued)

(2) G 4423
G 4423 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Mud brick, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 4424
G 4424 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(4) G 4522
G 4522 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh and mud bound. Body inside a decayed wooden coffin. Left for photo.

(5) G 4612
G 4612 A: In shaft and chambers. East of G 4610 on south. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. Total depth 5.9 meters. Drift sand. Two chambers.
Chamber I: At top part of the shaft nearly at the end of the masonry lining and ends at rock. Built of rubble and roofed with masonry. No blocking.
Chamber II: On west. Underneath the lining of G 4610. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: Skull and bones. Cleared. 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
    06/23/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4424

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4522

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4610

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4612

    • 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.