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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, October 9, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 2357 (continued)
G 2357 Q [= G 5561 Q]: In chamber. Limestone debris and black debris and some debris mixed with white salt. Found in chamber debris: head and bones of body (broken). Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2357 W [= G 5561 W]: In shaft. It is north of U and south of V. Lined with mud brick and dubsh and rock below. Total depth 3.8 meters. Excavated before 2.2 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with three stones and some dubsh. Bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

Thursday, October 10, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2187 B, C, D, E, F, G

(1) G 2187
G 2187 B: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 3.45 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and potsherds. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: head and bones of a body. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2187 C: In shaft. It is north of B and south of D. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.65 meters. Excavated before 1.1 meters. Limestone debris and black debris. Chamber in the middle of the shaft. Lined with dubsh from north to south. Roof gone. Found in chamber debris: scattered bones. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    10/09/1935; 10/10/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2187

    • 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.