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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, November 18, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 4519 (continued)
G 4519 H: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones, limestone debris and sand. Broken bones of a body without head, left for photo.

G 4519 K: Removed the chamber blocking and removed the roof. Mud brick, and above the body limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Body head on north, left for photo.

G 4519 M: Removed the chamber blocking: mud brick, and in the chamber black debris. Small coffin cut in rock from north to south without lid appears in the chamber, and inside the coffin bones of body. Left for photo.

G 4519 N: Removed the chamber roof: stones we break from the roof, sand and silt deposited by rain above the body. Body head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 4611
G 4611 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 7.1 meters. Excavated before 6.75 meters. Black debris, some papers, sand and stones we break. Chamber on south, cut in rock. No blocking. Coffin cut in rock from north to south and the lid thrown on east, empty, appears in chamber on west. On west of the chamber a cut in rock from north to south, without blocking. It was for a body to lay in before. The shaft is 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
    11/18/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4519

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4611

    • 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.