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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, August 18, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 4631
G 4631 D: Removed chamber II blocking. Dubsh, stones, mud bound, gypsum and limestone debris beneath. North-south coffin cut in rock with lid (one slab). The coffin was cut in the west side of the chamber. Four red mason's marks in the ceiling of the chamber. Two run north-south and the others run east-west. Left for photo.

(3) G 7147 [= G 7145+7147]
G 7147 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Two stones (break), mud bound, dubsh and limestone debris. In chamber limestone debris and sand. Found in chamber debris: black stone jar (perhaps serpentine) not complete. Cleared. Drawing.

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(4) G 7148 [= G 7148+7149]
G 7148 C: Removed the chamber blocking. The chamber was lined with dubsh and limestone debris. Debris, two stones, dubsh and mud bound. Cleared. Open and empty.

G 7148 E: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones and dubsh. Debris, dubsh from the blocking and black debris, sand, silt deposited by rain and bones in the chamber. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing of shaft C and E.

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(5) G 7243
G 7243 B: Removed the chamber roof. Lined with dubsh from north-south. Debris, dubsh, stones, mud bound and silt deposited by rain underneath. Body, head north. Left for photo.

(6) G 7244 [= G 7244+7246]
G 7244 A: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock. Debris, dubsh, black debris, limestone debris and bones. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

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G 7244 E: Removed the chamber blocking. Cut in rock. Debris, stones, dubsh and mud bound. North-south rock cut coffin roofed with stones and dubsh. Above the roof silt deposited by rain. Left for photo.

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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
    08/18/1937; 08/18/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

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.