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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 545

Sunday, October 24, 1937 (continued)

(1) G 2033 (continued)
G 2033 D: In shaft and chamber. It is west of E and southeast of F. Lined with dubsh above and cut in red rock mixed with pebble below. Total depth 3.4 meters. Excavated before 1.4 meters. Drift sand, limestone, debris, pebble and bones. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2033 E: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh, only on east with stones. It is east of D. Total depth 1.9 meters. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on north. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2033 F: In shaft and chamber. It is east of C and northwest of D. Lined with dubsh, but only on east with stones. Total depth 1.2 meters. Sand and drift papers. Chamber on east. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2033 X: Lined with one crude brick course above and rock-cut below. It is north of G and west of Y. Down 30 cm. Red sand and pebbles. In the upper part of shaft appears a dubsh roof bound with mud. The roof left for photo.

G 2033 Y: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and rock-cut below. Only on east with stones. It is south of Z and east of X. Total depth 1.7 meters. Limestone debris, pebble, potsherd and red sand. Found in shaft debris. Many pottery dishes and small cups. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 2033 Z: In shaft and chamber. It is cut in red rock mixed with pebbles and bound with gypsum. It is north of Y. Total depth, 2.2 meters. Pebbles, red sand. Chamber on south. Underneath shaft Y. Cut in red rock mixed with pebble. No blocking cleared, drawing on page 546.

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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
    10/24/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2033

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

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.