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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 70

Monday, July 1, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1152a B
(2) G 2382 A
(3) G 2385 A

(1) G 1152a
G 1152a B: Removed the inscribed stone [35-7-1] from the chamber roof. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2382
G 2382 A: South this rock-cut tomb. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and mixed sand. Search for the rock-cut tomb G 2381 A. Not yet exposed.

(3) G 2385
G 2385 A: In the rock-cut tomb. Copper chisel [35-7-2] found in a hole in the room on northeast side.

Tuesday, July 2, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, July 3, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2382 A

(1) G 2382
G 2382 A: South this rock cut tomb. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and mixed mud brick. Search for the rock-cut tomb G 2381 A. Exposed the sloping passage of the rock-cut tomb.

Thursday, July 4, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2381 A

(1) G 2381
G 2381 A: Running above the sloping passage of this rock-cut tomb. Limestone debris, dubsh and mixed sand.

Friday, July 5, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2381 A
(2) G 2385 A

(1) G 2381
G 2381 A: In the sloping passage of the rock-cut tomb. In the beginning of the entrance above is broken, and also south of the rock-cut tomb passage. Sand, dubsh, limestone debris mixed potsherds and underneath papers. A coffin cut in rock appears in the room from north to south. Without lid. The sloping passage not yet cleared.

(2) G 2385
G 2385 A: Removed the head and the skeleton [35-7-3] which is thrown from the thieves above the stone roof of the rock cut in the room. Also removed ox bones [35-7-4] east of the coffin. Drawing of the rock-cut tomb on page 71 and 72.

microfilm: end page 70

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
    07/01/1935; 07/02/1935; 07/03/1935; 07/04/1935; 07/05/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 1152a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2382

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2385

    • 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.