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Diary Transcription:

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Tuesday, January 1, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 2, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1208 pit
(2) G 1220 B pit

(1) G 1208
G 1208 A: Depth 4.2 meters. Sand and rakash.

(2) G 1220
G 1220 B: Excavated before. Line with rubble above, rock below. Depth 4.85 meters drift sand. Chamber on west. Open and empty.

Thursday, January 3, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1111 B pit
(2) G 1202 X pit
(3) G 1208 A pit
(4) G 1221 B pit

(1) G 1111
G 1111 B: Removed door blocking. Debris dubsh and rakash underneath. Found in pit three sandstones with green stain of copper [35-1-3, 35-1-4, 35-1-5]. In chamber on west body [35-1-2] with fragment of cloth.

(2) G 1202
G 1202 X: Crude brick lined. Depth 1.8 meters. Sand and black debris.

(3) G 1208
G 1208 A: Total depth 6.22 meters. Sand, dubsh, stones and some rakash. Chamber on east. Open.

(4) G 1221
G 1221 B: Total depth 8.5 meters. No chamber.

Friday, January 4, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1208 A and B

(1) G 1208
G 1208 A: Cleared chamber. Debris, sand, dubsh, stones and some rakash. Found in debris scattered bones of skeleton [35-1-1].
Drawing:

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 1208 B: Excavated before to depth of 2 meters. Crude brick lined above and rock below. Down to 4.1 meters. Sand, rakash and dubsh.

Saturday, January 5, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1208 B pit.

(1) G 1208
G 1208 B: Depth 4.9 meters. Sand, rakash, dubsh and broken crude brick on west. Blocked with rubble. Not reached the rock in shaft.

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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
    01/01/1935; 01/02/1935; 01/03/1935; 01/04/1935; 01/05/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1102

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1111

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1202

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1208

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1221

    • 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.