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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, October 19, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2423 (continued)
G 2423 C: In shaft: It is north of B and east of D. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock and bound with mud. Total depth 2.37 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Found in shaft debris: small inscribed limestone fragment (sunk relief). Ended at rock. No chamber. Sketch of the inscribed fragment and drawing of the shaft.

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G 2423 D: In shaft. It is west of C. Lined with dubsh and some stones above. Down 1.75 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber I appears on east lined with mud brick and roofed with stones, small chamber. Roof fallen inside the chamber. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft, and chamber I not yet cleared. Not yet exposed if it is cut in rock or another chamber.

G 2423 E: In shaft. It is west of A. Lined with stones above. Down 2.30 meters, black debris, limestone debris, and dubsh. Chamber on south lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in debris in front the chamber: decayed wooden headrest, and in chamber, body, head on north and some bones displaced. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Tuesday, October 20, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, October 21, 1936

work on
(1) G 1366 A
(2) G 2094 B, E
(3) G 2420 V
(4) G 2423 E, F, G, X, Y
(5) G 2428 D, Z

(1) G 1366
G 1366 A: Removed chamber I blocking. Two stones (we break) and gypsum bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(2) G 2094
G 2094 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Two stones (we break), dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north wrapped with decayed cloth, left for photo.

G 2094 E: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. Two stones (we break) and gypsum bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2420
G 2420 V: Removed chamber II blocking. Lined with stones and roofed with stones. Stones (we break) and dubsh. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(4) G 2423
G 2423 E: In shaft. Total depth 2.97 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Bones displaced, removed. 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
    10/19/1936; 10/20/1936; 10/21/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1366

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2094

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • 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.