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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 236

Wednesday, January 22, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2134 (continued)
Sketch of the inscribed stela [36-1-7] found in G 2134 X.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, January 25, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810 B

(1) G 7810
G 7810 B: In shaft. Bad rock in the four sides below. Down 12 meters. White limestone debris, smooth sand, dubsh and some pebble. We found some papers and fragments of glass and also some wooden fragments, from these things we know that this shaft [was] excavated before. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Sunday, January 26, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810 B

(1) G 7810
G 7810 B: In shaft. Down 14 meters. White limestone debris, smooth sand, some pebble and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Monday, January 27, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810 B

(1) G 7810
G 7810 B: In shaft, down 16.6 meters. White limestone debris, smooth sand, dubsh and some pebbles. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Tuesday, January 28, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 29, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810 B

(1) G 7810
G 7810 B: In shaft. Down 18.2 meters. Limestone debris, smooth sand, some dubsh and some pebbles. Reached the chamber. Chamber on south, cut in rock. No blocking. Full of debris, stones and dubsh. Canopic pit on the southeast corner, also in the north side of the shaft, cut in rock running to north, same as a chamber. Found in shaft debris - faience Bes with cat's face, faience udjat eye, one fragment edge alabaster table, one fragment with worked surface, one fragment with flat dressed surface, three others with no worked surfaces, diorite fragment of royal statue with round dressed surface and tail end of hawk incised, fragment of small faience dish, small round limestone object with traces of red paint. Not reached the rock in shaft.

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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
    01/22/1936; 01/25/1936; 01/26/1936; 01/27/1936; 01/28/1936; 01/29/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7810

    • 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.