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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, January 19, 1936

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

(1) G 7810
G 7810 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with big stones above and rock below. It is on the north of the mastaba. Total depth 19.4 meters. Excavated before 6.5 meters. White limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on south, cut in rock (big chamber). No blocking. In southeast corner a canopic pit appears, also west of the chamber appears, coffin cut in rock without lid. Near the west doorjamb appears a wall lined with stones and bound with gypsum. On north a cut in rock in the shaft running to north same as a chamber. Found in chamber debris: one small pot, part of the neck missing. Cleared. Drawing.


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  • 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
  • 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.