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Friday, December 25, 1914
(1) south end of G 5110
(2) pit A of G 5210
(3) serdabs of G 5220
(4) pit A of G 5223
(5) pit B of G 4940
(2) G 5210
Reached chamber of G 5210 A, pit filled with sand to bottom.
(3) G 5220
Serdab 3 is emptied, contained sand and limestone debris. Serdab 5 sand and stones.
No news from the front.
Saturday, December 26, 1914
Work as yesterday.
Late in afternoon shifted from (1) to south of G 5210.
Pit A of G 5223 finished. No chamber - never used. N.B. fragments of royal alabaster statues in filled high up (3 meters) and again near bottom.
In west serdab (no. 4) in G 5220 a skull, a wooden head rest and some pieces of wood.
No war news of importance.
Said returned from Meklawi.
Sunday, December 27, 1914
(1) sand etc. south of G 5210
(2) pit A (chamber) of G 5210
(3) G 5220
(4) pit B G 4940 and in street south of G 4940
[(5)] in street east of G 5040
No developments except in G 5220 where a circular rubble lined pit was discovered just north of pit B [ILLUSTRATION].
This is certainly a treasure hunters' pit and of the Arab period (1200 - 1400 A.D.)
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- Documentation-Expedition diary pages
- Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
- Credit Line
- Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
- Display Page Dates
- 12/25/1914; 12/26/1914; 12/27/1914
- Mentioned on page
- Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
- George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
- Type Author
- Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
- Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
- Type Mentioned on page
- Nationality & Dates
- Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
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