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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 565

Monday, November 22, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2037b X
(2) G 2038 F, X, Y, Z

(1) G 2037b
G 2037b X: In chamber. Pebble and red sand. On the southeast side appear a pointed jar with mud stopper beside the three others. The jar and the coffin left for photo. Not yet cleared.

(2) G 2038e
G 2038e F: In shaft and chamber. It is cut in red rock mixed with pebble. North of E and south of X. Total depth 2.5 meters. Pebble and red debris. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2038e X: In shaft and chamber. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble north of F and south of Y. Total depth 3.15 meters. Pebble and red debris. Chamber on east. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. Roof gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2038e Y: In shaft. Lined above with crude brick and cut in red rock mixed with pebble below. North of X and south of Z. Total depth 2.75 meters. Pebble and red debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 2038e Z: Very small shaft (east-west). North of Y. Lined with crude brick above and dubsh below to the beginning of the red rock. Total depth 75 cm. Red debris, dirty debris and pebble. Ended at rock. No chamber.

Some of the boys and guards in binding Duwy's house.

Tuesday, November 23, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, November 24, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2040 A, X
(2) G 2041

(1) G 2040
G 2040 A: Removed the body from the coffin which was found in the chamber. 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
    11/22/1937; 11/23/1937; 11/24/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Reis)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2037

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2038

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2041

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1933-1935. Son of Mahmoud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyit' (Head Reis 1926-1933) and nephew of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926).
  • 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.