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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 107

Sunday, August 25, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 5332 (continued)
G 5332 G: In shaft. Lined with stones and dubsh. On east lined mud brick. It is west of F. Total depth 3 meters. Excavated before 2.6 meters. Limestone debris, papers and black debris. Chamber on north lined with dubsh on west and north but on east cut in red rock mixed with pebbles. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, August 26, 1935

Work on
(1) G 5332 E, H, I, J, Y

(1) G 5332
G 5332 E: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 3.65 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on north lined with dubsh on east and north but on west cut in red rock. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in shaft debris: three fragments of limestone inscribed. Skeleton. Chamber cleared. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5332 H: In shaft. Lined with stones and dubsh on south. All building gone except on south. It is north of F and G. It is numbered before 807. Total depth 4.1 meters. Excavated before 3 meters. Limestone debris, pebbles and dubsh. Chamber on north cut in red rock mixed with pebbles. Roof gone. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing on page 108.

G 5332 I: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and mud brick. It is north of H. It is numbered before 815. Total depth 1.15 meters. Black debris. Limestone debris (solid) and underneath limestone debris and red pebbles. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 5332 J: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones and dubsh. It is north of I and west of the rock-cut tomb which was numbered 805 before. Total depth 2.6 meters. Excavated before 1.9 meters. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Chamber on south lined with dubsh on east and south. On west lined with mud brick. Roofed with stones and mud brick. No blocking. Skeleton in chamber.

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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
    08/25/1935; 08/26/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5332

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

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.