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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 240

Thursday, February 13, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7820 B

(1) G 7820
G 7820 B: In shaft. Down 13 meters. Debris, sand and some stones. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Friday, February 14, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7820 B

(1) G 7820
G 7820 B: In shaft. Down 14 meters. Limestone debris, sand and some stones. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Saturday, February 15, 1936

Work on
(1)G 7820 B

(1) G 7820
G 7820 B: In shaft. Down 15.7 meters. Limestone debris. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Sunday, February 16, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7820 B
(2) In the rock cut tomb of Thenty [Tjenti 3].

(1) G 7820
G 7820 B: In shaft. Down 17.25 meters. Limestone debris and some stones. Exposed the first part of the chamber's door. The chamber on south, big chamber, cut in rock. No blocking. Full of debris. On east and south sides a dubsh wall built to prevent debris. A canopic pit on the southeast corner. This shaft had no wooden box before, because the door of the chamber is very small, and we think that it had only a wooden box, because we found in the debris in front [of] the chamber a wooden fragment of a head end of a wooden box, fragment of alabaster with round dressed surface, udjat eye. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(2) In Thenty tomb [Tjenti 3]
In the rock cut tomb (mastaba) of Thenty, east of mastaba G 7510. Sand and limestone debris. In cleaning the walls of the rock cut tomb for photograph[ing] it, expos[ed] two shafts, east of the rock cut columns. Found in debris: stringed faience and ring beads, faded black, blue green and red brown [36-2-7]. Work continued in clearing. Shafts not yet cleared.

Monday, February 17, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7820 B

(1) G 7820
G 7820 B: In shaft. In front the chamber. Down 18.65 meters. Limestone debris and some stones. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not started in chamber.

Tuesday, February 18, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, February 19, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7820 B

(1) G 7820
G 7820 B: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 20 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh. In chamber roof appears, red lines. Also in southwest of the roof appears some hieroglyphic letters in red, thus [GLYPHS] (facing right).
Found in shaft debris in front [of] the chamber: one hammer stone, one sandstone with traces of copper on four sides. Cleared. Drawing on page 241.

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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
    02/13/1936 through 02/19/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Tjenti (Tjenti 3)

Tombs and Monuments 3

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Tjenti (Tjenti 3)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of unnumbered rock-cut tomb. False door inscribed for Tjenti, identified as [xrp sH pr-aA jmj-r Hmw-kA] director of the dining hall of the Great House, oveseer of ka-priests; found in Tjenti 3.

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.