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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, November 15, 1937 (continued)

(3) G 2038b (continued)
G 2038b B: In shaft and chamber. It is cut in red rock mixed with pebble. It is north of A and south of C. Total depth 3 meters. Pebble, red debris and sand. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Some of the guards and boys in binding the rooms of Duwy.

Tuesday, November 16, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, November 17, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2035a A
(2) G 2035b C
(3) G 2038c A

(1) G 2035a
G 2035a A: Hans and Mohammed Said in the chamber to draw the wooden coffin which was found inside the rock-cut coffin. After the drawing we removed the wooden coffin to the camp. Underneath the wood we found body, head on north. Left for photo.

(2) G 2038b
G 2038b C: In shaft and chamber. It is north of B. Lined with dubsh above and cut in red rock mixed with pebble. Total depth 3.1 meters. Red sand, pebble and limestone debris. Chamber on east. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2038c
Partly destroyed dubsh mastaba. It is east of G 2038a, b and west of G 2038d, e. Exposed five shafts A, B, C, D, and E.

G 2038c A: In shaft and chamber. It is south of B. Lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below. Total depth 2.5 meters. Red sand, pebble and sand. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. Roof gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Some of the boys and guards in binding the rooms of Duwy.

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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
    11/15/1937; 11/16/1937; 11/17/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2038

    • 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.