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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, February 11, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1356 A
(2) G 1362 A, [B]
(3) G 1367 B

(1) G 1356
G 1356 A: Total depth 5.25 meters. Sand, blown papers and underneath stones dubsh and black debris and underneath white limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with three stones and dubsh. Blocking left for photo.

(2) G 1362
G 1362 A: Lined with dubsh and bound with mud underneath one stone course. Rock below. Down 2.35 meters. Drift sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and also the chamber.

G 1362 B: Lined with dubsh above. Down 1 meter. Drift sand. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

(3) G 1367
G 1367 B: Lined with dubsh above and bound with mud underneath lined with mud. Total depth 1.75 meters. Drift sand. Chamber in middle of the shaft roofed with dubsh and bound with mud. Roof left for photo.

Tuesday, February 12, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, February 13, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1362 A, B
(2) G 1365 B
(3) G 1366 D

(1) G 1362
G 1362 A: In shaft and chamber I. Total depth 5 meters. Drift sand and limestone debris. Two chambers appears. Chamber I on east cut in rock. No blocking. Chamber II on west cut in rock blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Found in shaft debris: two pots [35-2-8, 35-2-10]. Two small fragments of sandstone with green stain copper [35-2-9, 35-2-11]. Cleared chamber I. Chamber II blocking left for photo.

G 1362 B: In shaft. Rock below. Down 3.8 meters. Drift sand. Chamber I appears on west cut in rock blocked with stones and dubsh and bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached chamber II. Chamber I blocking left for photo.

(2) G 1365
G 1365 B: Small shaft. Lined with mud and dubsh. Down 95 cm. Sand, black debris, limestone debris and potsherds. Chamber in middle of shaft on west lined with dubsh and blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Found in shaft debris: fragment of sandstone with green stain copper [35-2-13], small fragment alabaster [35-2-12] well made. Blocking left for photo.

(3) G 1366
G 1366 D: Lined with dubsh on three sides east, west, south on north lined with mud. Down 1.15 meters. Drift sand and black debris. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not reached.

Thursday, February 14, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1366 D
(2) G 1368 B

(1) G 1366
G 1366 D: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 3.75 meters. Drift sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Found in shaft debris: fragment of alabaster dish, fragment of alabaster cup. Cleared it. 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
    02/11/1935; 02/12/1935; 02/13/1935; 02/14/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 1356

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1362

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1365

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1366

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1367

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1368

    • 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.