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Saturday, March 28, 1936 (continued)

(4) G 2008 (continued)
G 2008 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and bound with mud and gypsum and rock below. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 2.95 meters. Excavated before 1.8 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Small chamber. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: broken bones. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2008 C: In shaft and chamber. It is north of B and south of Y. Lined with dubsh above, red rock bound with gypsum below and underneath the real rock. Total depth 4.75 meters. Excavated before 3 meters. Drift sand and in chamber white limestone debris. Chamber on west, cut in rock. No blocking. Open and empty. Drawing.

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G 2008 X: In shaft and chamber. It is in the street, east of G 2008, west of G 2011 and north of G 2009, south of the street, and south of shaft G 2011 X. Lined with stones above and real rock below, only on south side the rock is bad. Total depth 2.7 meters. Excavated before 1.4 meters. Drift sand and some dubsh. Chamber on north, cut in rock. Small chamber. No blocking. Found in shaft debris: fragment of sandstone with green copper. Chamber cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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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
    03/28/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2009

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.