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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 103

Wednesday, August 21, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 5040 (continued)
G 5040 Y: In shaft. Cut in rock on east of G 5040 and north [of] X. Down 4 meters. Excavated before 1.2 meters. Sand and some limestone debris. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Thursday, August 22, 1935

Work on
(1) G 5040 Y
(2) G 5130

(1) G 5040
G 5040 Y: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 6.5 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on south cut in rock. No blocking, the south half is higher than the chamber with 30 cm. In shaft on east side a small cut in rock the same as chamber. Found in shaft debris: pot (complete). Potsherds. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 5130
To expose the northwest corner for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and potsherds. Exposed the northwest corner to the rock.

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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
    08/21/1935; 08/22/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5130

    • 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.