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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 149

Thursday, October 17, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 2196 (continued)
Drawing of G 2196 Y

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2196 Z: In shaft and chamber. It is north of Y, east of F and west of U. Lined with stones. Total depth 2.9 meters. Excavated before 2.3 meters. Black debris, sand and papers. Chamber on south lined with stones and dubsh. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: broken bones of a body. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, October 18, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2196 U
(2) G 2197 U
[(3) G 2342 b, e [= G 5520]]

(1) G 2196
G 2196 U: In shaft and chamber. It is east of Z. Lined with stones. Total depth 1.6 meters. Excavated before 90 cm. Stones, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on north. Lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Between shaft Z and this shaft we found two fragments of limestone (inscribed), and inscribed door lintel. Found in chamber debris: broken bones of a body. Cleared. Drawing on page 150.

(2) G 2197
G 2197 U: In shaft. It is out of the northeast corner of G 2197. North and east G 2196 Y. Lined with small stones. Total depth 1.4 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west. Lined and roofed with stones. Blocking with two big fragments of dubsh. Found in shaft debris: inscribed limestone fragment [35-10-24]. Blocking left for photo. The inscribed limestone fragment tracing on page 150.

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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
    10/17/1935; 10/18/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2197

    • 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.