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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 69

Wednesday, June 26, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 1152a (continued)
Drawing of G 1152a C

[ILLUSTRATION]

Thursday, June 27, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2370 A

(1) G 2370
G 2370 A: In the sloping passage and in the room of the rock cut tomb. Inscribed limestone coffin in the room. Inside the coffin body, head on north, and covered with some fragments of cloth. Near the body head a small paper written on it number 2383 A. The coffin lid thrown near the coffin on east. In room on EN [east north] side bound gypsum inscribed with the blue color. On northeast side of the room potsherds. In the sloping passage on south wall lined with dubsh. The rock cut tomb is cleared for drawing.

Friday, June 28, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2370 A

(1) G 2370
G 2370 A: In front the sloping passage and north of the rock-cut tomb. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. To clear in front the sloping passage and to expose the stones which are thrown in the sloping passage for drawing. Search north this rock-cut tomb G 2385 A. North this rock-cut tomb appears shaft and north of the shaft appears a sloping passage. Not yet exposed.
Bill paint the inscription on the gypsum binding in the room.

Saturday, June 29, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2385 A

(1) G 2385
G 2385 A: In the sloping passage of the rock cut tomb. All the stones gone only one stone at the end of the sloping passage. Black debris, potsherds, papers and dubsh. In the room a rock cut. From north to south blocked with stones only one stone gone from the blocking. On the rock cut roof head and skeleton [35-7-3] thrown from the thieves. In the rock cut we found a coffin cut in rock from north to south without lid. East this coffin ox bones [35-7-4]. The rock-cut tomb cleared for drawing.

Sunday, June 30, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2382 A

(1) G 2382
G 2382 A: In the sloping passage. One stone in the sloping passage in the end. This stone blocked the rock-cut tomb. The thieves cut in rock small hole to let a boy or small man to enter in. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds black debris mixed papers from debris. A coffin cut in rock appears from north to south. The lid thrown on east. Cleared for 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
    06/26/1935; 06/27/1935; 06/28/1935; 06/29/1935; 06/30/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 1152a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2382

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2385

    • 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.