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Wednesday, August 21, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 4516 (continued)
Drawing of G 4516 C


(2) G 5040
G 5040 D: In the sloping passage of this rock-cut tomb. Small stones and one big stone from the plug stones. Sand and silt deposited by rain. In the room on east and in the roof big hole in the rock. In WS [west south?] side a coffin cut in rock from north to south. His lid removed, the rock-cut tomb cleared for drawing only two stones, a big one and a small one, from the plug stones, left in the sloping passage. Drawing on page 102.

G 5040 X: In shaft and chamber. Cut in rock. East of G 5040 and north the rock-cut tomb D. Total depth 2 meter. Stones and dubsh and underneath limestone debris. Chamber on west running to south cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.


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  • 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
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4516

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 4

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.