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Monday, February 28, 1938

Work on
(1) G 6027 A, D, E

(1) G 6027
G 6027 A: In shaft. Below the chamber. Total depth 8 meters. Clean sand. Reached the rock in shaft. No chamber, only the first one. Drawing.


G 6027 D: Removed the two bodies from chamber I and II, and we start to remove the lining of the two chambers and the roof to go on with the native shaft. Down 4 meters. Dubsh, stones, mud bound, and below it white limestone debris and dubsh. This shaft was built with masonry courses above and cut in rock below. Only they break the lining on the west wall and build the two chambers. Not reached the rock in shaft and reached the chamber.

G 6027 E: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 5.5 meters. Drift sand. North-south rock cut coffin without lid. The coffin is higher than the floor of the chamber. 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 1

  • G 6027

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.