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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, February 21, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 1058
G 1058 A: Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Down 5.1 meters. Excavated before 2.3 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber I appears on west cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber I debris: skeleton [35-2-24]. Chamber II appears on west cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(3) G 1063
G 1063 D: Lined with mud and rock below. Total depth 3.6 meters. Excavated before 2.25 meters. Sand and underneath mud black debris and stones thrown from the blocking. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Reached the rock in shaft.

G 1063 E: Lined with mud small shaft for baby (?). Total depth 1 meter. Sand, black debris and mud underneath some pebble. Chamber on south lined with mud was roofed with dubsh, because we found some dubsh from the roof. Found in chamber debris: skeleton of a child [35-2-25]. Drawing.

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G 1063 H: Small shaft lined with mud brick. Total depth 1.2 meters. Black debris, mud brick underneath some pebbles. Chamber in middle of the shaft from north to south. It was roofed. The roof gone. Found in chamber debris: skeleton [35-2-26]. Drawing.

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(4) G 1102 add. [= addition]
G 1102 F: Some of the wooden coffin left in the chamber. Under Mr. W.S. Smith's order. Drawing of the shaft.

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(5) G 1201
G 1201 U: In chamber. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and paper. Found in chamber debris. Skeleton [35-2-23]. Drawing on page 21.

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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
    02/21/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 1058

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1063

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1102

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1201

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.