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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 469

Friday, May 7, 1937 (continued)

(3) G 2393 (continued)
G 2393 B: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 7 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and stones. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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Saturday, May 8, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7854

(1) G 7854
In rock cut tomb G 7854. Small rock cut tomb east of G 7853. Opened to west. Limestone debris, rubble and sand. Two holes in the ceiling of that rock cut tomb. Seven shafts appear in the room: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Cleared the room and not started in the shafts. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sunday, May 9, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7854 A, B, C, D, E, F and G.

(1) G 7854
G 7854 A: In shaft and chamber. Cut in rock. South of B and west of D. Total depth 2.1 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. On east it is broken into chamber of shaft D. Also on west the shaft is broken into chamber of shaft B. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 7854 B: In shaft and chamber. It is north of A and south of C. Cut in rock. Total depth 1.78 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. On south it is broken into shaft A. Found in shaft debris: well made limestone fragment with two holes. Drawing on page 470.

microfilm: end page 469

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
    05/07/1937; 05/08/1937; 05/09/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2393

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7853

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7854

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

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.