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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, January 30, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810 B

(1) G 7810
G 7810 B: In shaft, in the cut in rock north of the shaft and in chamber. Total depth 19.85 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. In shaft, in front the chamber on northeast side, a cut in the rock about 30 cm. Reached the rock in shaft. Cleared the cut in rock north of the shaft. Chamber not yet cleared.

Friday, January 31, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810 B

(1) G 7810
G 7810 B: In chamber on west side. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. We removed the debris from the chamber and put it into the cut in rock on north of the shaft. Found in chamber debris: alabaster dummy or unfinished cup, potsherds. Chamber not yet cleared.

Saturday, February 1, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810 B

(1) G 7810
G 7810 B: Examining the debris of the chamber. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber not yet cleared. Prepared a railway line on the top of the top of the mastaba G 7820 to removed the debris and search for shaft B.

Sunday, February 2, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810 B
(2) G 7820

(1) G 7810
G 7810 B: Examined the debris of the chamber. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Nothing we found after the examination. Drawing of the shaft on this page and the next page 238.

(2) G 7820
On the top of the mastaba, south of shaft A. Search for shaft B. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Shaft B not yet exposed.

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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
    01/30/1936; 01/31/1936; 02/01/1936; 02/02/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 7810

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7820

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.