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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, August 21, 1936

work on
(1) G 2093 A

(1) G 2093
G 2093 A: In shaft, rock below. Down 6.10 meters, drift sand, and underneath limestone debris, pebble and red sand. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft, not started in chamber.

Saturday, August 22, 1936

work on
(1) G 2093 A, C

(1) G 2093
G 2093 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 7.65 meters, limestone debris, pebble, red sand, stones and dubsh fallen from the blocking in front the chamber, and in chamber sand and dubsh. Limestone coffin appears in chamber from north to south with lid (displaced). Reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not yet cleared.

G 2093 C: In shaft and chamber. It is north of B and S of east. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud to the beginning of the bad rock. Total depth 2.45 meters, sand and dubsh. Chamber on east lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking, cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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Sunday, August 23, 1936

work on
(1) G 2092a, A
(2) G 2093 A, D, E

(1) G 2092a
G 2092a A: In shaft. Lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 5.15 meters, drift sand, dubsh some stones and underneath white limestone debris in front the chamber. Chamber on west cut in rock. It was blocked with stones and bound with mud, because we found two stones remains from the blocking in place. Reached the rock in shaft. Not started in chamber.

(2) G 2093
G 2093 A: In chamber, and in clearing the debris which is inside the limestone coffin, sand, dubsh and stones. Found in chamber debris: three small alabaster dishes, one small alabaster cup. 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
    08/21/1936; 08/22/1936; 08/23/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 1

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.