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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, July 25, 1935 (continued)

(3) G 4512 (continued)
Drawing of G 4512 A

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, July 27, 1935 (complete)(continued)

(1) G 2379 (continued)
G 2379 A (continued): The chamber from north south. His lid gone. Empty. Found in shaft debris: painted potsherds. Reached the rock in shaft.

Sunday, July 28, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2379 A
(2) G 4512 B, C
(3) G 4517 A

(1) G 2379
G 2379 A: In chamber. Sand, black debris and limestone debris. Found in chamber debris: potsherds. Cleared. Drawing on page 85.

(2) G 4512
G 4512 B: Lined with stones above and rock below. Down 2.15 meters. Sand and black debris. Chamber appears in shaft on west. Lined with dubsh and roofed with one big stone and three small stones above. Left for photo.

G 4512 C: Lined with stone above and rock below. Total depth 3.8 meters. Excavated before 2.6 meters. Sand, black debris and some dubsh. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber some of skeleton. Cleared. Drawing on page 85.

(3) G 4517
G 4517 A: In shaft. Lined with stones above and rock below. Down 2.8 meters. Excavated before 1.95 meters. Sand, limestone debris and some dubsh. Chamber appears in shaft roofed with two big stones and third broken. Left for photo.

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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
    07/25/1935; 07/27/1935; 07/28/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2379

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4512

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4517

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

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.