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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, July 29, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2357 X [= G 5561]
(2) G 2370 A
(3) G 4513 A
(4) G 4813

(1) G 2357
G 2357 X [= G 5561 X]: Removed the objects from the chamber. The objects are: fragments of wooden coffin some inscribed and some are not; wooden statuette without arms and basis; wooden statue legs and basis gone and head broken; wooden torso; fragments from breast of wooden statue; fragments of waist of wooden statue; two basis of wooden statue with holes in the place of the foot; small round limestone object to play with; two limestone legs of a small statue, in every foot a hole; head rest (wood); skeleton with the head of the body. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2370
G 2370 A: Removed the bones of the body from the coffin which is in the rock-cut tomb. Removed the potsherds and the dishes. We found five mud jar stoppers. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    07/29/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4513

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4813

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5561

    • 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.