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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, February 14, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 1368
G 1368 B: In the shaft and the chamber. It is lined with mud brick above underneath lined with stones. Rock below. Total depth 5.28 meters. Drift sand. chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Coffin cut in rock appears from north to south without cover. Inside body head on north. Body left for photo.

Friday, February 15, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1368 C
(2) G 1411 A, C

(1) [G 1368]
G 1368 C: In shaft. Lined with mudbrick above, underneath lined with stones, rock below. Total depth 2.5 meters. Drift sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 1411
G 1411 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with mud brick and dubsh above. Rock below. Total depth 4.2 meters. Excavated before 3.55 meters. Drift sand, papers, dubsh and mud. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 1411 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh and mud above rock below. Down 8.65 meters. Excavated before 7 meters. Drift sand and blown papers. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Coffin cut in rock appears without cover. Inside the coffin fragments of wooden coffin and skeleton. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not cleared the chamber.

Saturday, February 16, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1411 C, D

(1) G 1411
G 1411 C: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 9 meters. Drift sand and blown papers. Cleared it. Coffin left for photo.

G 1411 D: Lined with dubsh on three sides north, south, east on west lined with mud and rock below. Total depth 4.5 meters. Sand, black debris, stones and limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Reached the rock in shaft.

Sunday, February 17, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1174 D
(2) G [1201] X
(3) G 1411 D

(1) G 1174
G 1174 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud above, rock below. Total depth 3 meters. Drift sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared it. Drawing on page 17.

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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
    02/14/1935; 02/15/1935; 02/16/1935; 02/17/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 1174

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1201

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1368

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1411

    • 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.