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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, September 28, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 2185 (continued)
G 2185 B: In shaft and chamber. Rock below. Total depth 3.85 meters. Limestone debris, black debris, dubsh and some potsherds. Chamber appears on east cut in rock. Blocked with stones, and some dubsh. Bound with mud. Found in shaft debris: potsherds. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2185 C: In shaft and chambers. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is north of B and south of D. Total depth 3.6 meters. Excavated before 2.5 meters. Limestone debris, black debris dubsh and some dirt. Two chambers appear I and II.
Chamber I: On west. Lined with mud brick and dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in debris in chamber: skeleton and head, of body.
Chamber II: On east. Cut in rock. Very small. No blocking. Found in debris: bones and head of body broken from the silt deposited by rain. Clear. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2338
G 2338 B: Removed the body from the chamber and also the wooden head rest. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2339
G 2339 D: Removed the body from the chamber and also the offering model dish which was near the body legs. Cleared. Drawing on page 131.

(4) G 2347
G 2347 A [= G 5551 A]: Removed the body from the chamber and also the gypsum thing which was found near the body head. Cleared. Drawing on page 131.

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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
    09/28/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2338

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2339

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5551

    • 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.