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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, August 28, 1936 (continued)

(1) G M.Q. No. 1 [= MQ 1] (continued)
Drawing of the rock cut tomb

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, August 29, 1936

work on
(1) G M.Q. No. 1 [= MQ 1]

(1) G M.Q. No. 1 [= MQ 1]
In the shafts of the rock cut tomb. In the north big shaft, in shaft, in front the chamber, on north cut in rock. Total depth 3.15 meters, it was excavated before. White limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on west cut in rock. It was blocked with stones and dubsh and bound with gypsum because half of the blocking remains on south. Cleared for drawing. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

In the south small shaft, in shaft. Total depth 5.25 meters, drift sand and dubsh. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

In the south small shaft; In shaft: Total depth 5.25m. Drift sand and dubsh ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Mohammed Sayyed down in the rock cut tomb and drew the rock cut tomb and the shafts to scale.

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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
    08/28/1936; 08/29/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • MQ 1

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry 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.