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Thursday, April 15, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2431 A, X
(2) G 2432 A, B, X, Y

(1) G 2431
G 2431 A: In shaft. Total depth 4.9 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and stones. Chamber on east, cut in rock. Blocked with one big slab on south and dubsh on north. Blocking left for photo.

G 2431 X: In shaft and chamber. It is north of C, lined with stones above (partly destroyed) and rubble below. Total depth 2.65 meters. Sand and stones. Chamber on north. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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(2) G 2432
G 2432 A: In shaft and chamber. It is west of B, lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock and bound with mud. Total depth 2.2 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, black debris and bones. Chamber on south. Lined with stones and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2432 B: In shaft. It is east of A. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock and bound with mud. Total depth 2.3 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Chamber on south. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft, blocking left for photo.

G 2432 X: In shaft. Lined with stones to the beginning of the rock. Down 2 meters. Sand and stones. Chamber on north. Built with stones and rubble. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not yet cleared.

G 2432 Y: In shaft and chamber. It is east of the northeast corner of X. Lined with stones to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 2.05 meters. Sand, and stones. Chamber on south. Lined with stones on three sides and with dubsh on south. Roofed with stones. No blocking. 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
    04/15/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2431

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2432

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.