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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 13

Wednesday, February 6, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 1206 (continued)
G 1206 B: Lined with dubsh underneath and mud brick and rock below. Down 2.8 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft and also not reached the chamber.

Thursday, February 7, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1202 E
(2) G 1206 B

(1) G 1202
G 1202 E: Removed the skeleton [35-1-6]. Open and empty.

(2) G 1206
G 1206 B: In the shaft. Down 6.7 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not reached.

Friday, February 8, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1202 Y, Z
(2) G 1206 B

(1) G 1202
G 1202 Y: Lined with stones above rock below. Total depth 3.2 meters. Excavated before 2.3 meters. Sand, limestone debris, papers and black debris. Reached the rock in shaft. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking.

G 1202 Z: Lined with stones above. Rock below. Total depth 1.25 meters. Sand. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 1206
G 1206 B: In chamber. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Found in chamber debris: fragment of sandstone with green stain copper [35-2-5], fragment of wooden coffin [35-2-4]. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, February 9, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1202 Y, U, V and room a

(1) G 1202
G 1202 room a: Lined with stones. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Found in debris: fragment of alabaster dish [35-2-6]. Cleared it on the limestone debris on the rock.

G 1202 Y: In chamber. Sand, black debris, papers and limestone debris. Open and empty. Drawing on page 14.

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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
    02/06/1935; 02/07/1935; 02/08/1935; 02/09/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 1202

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1206

    • 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.