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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 167

Friday, November 15, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 2391 (continued)
G 2391 E: In shaft and chamber. Small shaft. Lined with dubsh and stones. It is north of D. Total depth 1.65 meters. Black debris, limestone debris, dubsh and papers. Chamber on east, running to south. Lined with stones. Roofed with four stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: head and some bones of a body. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, November 16, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2185 D
(2) G 2187 G
(3) G 2196 C, H
(4) G 2197 X, Y, Z, U
(5) G 2357 D [= G 5555]

(1) G 2185
G 2185 D: Removed the body from the chamber. The debris which is underneath the body is: dubsh, limestone debris and black debris. Underneath the debris we found: head and some broken bones of a body and a wooden head rest. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2187
G 2187 G: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones we break and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2196
G 2196 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones we break, limestone debris and some mud bound. A coffin cut in rock appears in the chamber from north to south and the lid contains of four stones. The coffin and lid left for photo.

G 2196 H: Removed the body from the chamber. Total depth 2.95 meters. Cleared. We exposed that it is not continued into the rock. Drawing on page 168.

(4) G 2197
G 2197 X: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing on page 168.

G 2197 Y: Removed the chamber blocking. Three stones and some dubsh. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2197 Z: Removed the chamber blocking. Mud brick and dubsh. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2197 U: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh. Body, head on east. Left for photo.

microfilm: end page 167

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
    11/15/1935; 11/16/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2391

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5555

    • 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.