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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, May 9, 1937 (continued)

(1) G 7854 (continued)
G 7854 F: In shaft and chamber, cut in rock. North of E, south of G and east of C. Total depth 2.4 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on east, cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 7854 G: In shaft and chamber. Cut in rock. North of F. On south the shaft broken into shaft F. Total depth 1.4 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock, no blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, May 10, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7810

(1) South of G 7810
South of this rock cut tomb. Search for new rock cut tomb[s]. Limestone debris, rubble and sand. Shafts cut in rock appear in this place. No rock cut tombs found.

Tuesday, May 11, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 12, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7810

(1) South of G 7810
South of this rock cut tomb. Search for new rock cut tombs. South of this rock cut tomb appears a small rock cut tomb. Opens to east. Inside this rock cut tomb a small shaft and with chamber on west, not yet numbered and not yet started in.

Thursday, May 13, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7810

(1) South of G 7810
South of this rock cut tomb. Search for new rock cut tombs. Exposed two rock cut tombs, one opens to south and the second opens to east. The doorjambs of the second one are inscribed. These rock cut tombs not yet numbered and not yet started in:

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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
    05/09/1937; 05/10/1937; 05/11/1937; 05/12/1937; 05/13/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 7811

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7854

    • Site Name Eastern 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.