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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, April 17, 1936 (continued)

(4) G 2402b
G 2402b A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. It is south of B and west of X. Down 1.35 meters, black debris, limestone debris and sand. Chamber on south, roofed with stones. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Found in shaft debris: model offering dish (broken)(pottery). Not reached the rock in shaft.

G 2402b B: In shaft. It is a small shaft, lined with dubsh and bound with mud. It is north of A, south of C and west of Y. Total depth 2 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber on north, blocked with mud brick. Blocking left for photo.

G 2402b C: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. It is north of B and west of chamber of shaft Z. Limestone debris and sand, chamber in the middle of the shaft, roofed with dubsh and bound with mud. Chamber roof left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

G 2402b X: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones. South of Y, and the shaft broken into shaft X chamber. Total depth 2.23 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on S, lined with mud brick, it was roofed with stones, and the roof fallen into the chamber. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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G 2402b Y: In shaft. Lined with stones. It is north of X, south of Z and east of B. Total depth 1.62 meters. Chamber on south, roofed with stones. On south it is broken into shaft X. It was blocked with stones. Found in chamber debris: scattered bones. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2402b Z: In shaft. Small shaft. Lined with stones. It is north of Y, total depth 1.30 meters. Limestone debris, black debris and some stones. Chamber on north, blocked with one slab and dubsh not bound. Roofed with stones. Blocking left for photo.

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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
    04/17/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2402

    • 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.