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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 475

Wednesday, May 19, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 7714
Chamber PT. I: In chamber. Cut in rock. Running from east to west, higher than the floor of the rock cut tomb ca. 1 meter. On west it is open on chambers III and II. Black debris and Roman bones. East-west coffin cut in rock, without lid, empty, appears in the chamber. Cleared. Open and empty.
Chamber P.T.II: In chamber. Cut in rock. Opened on south, through chamber I. It was blocked with stones and bound with gypsum, one course of blocking remains. Limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. North-south coffin, cut in rock, without lid, empty, appears in the chamber. On east the chamber breaks through chamber of G 7714 Y. Cleared. Empty.
Chamber III: In chamber. Cut in rock. It is south of I and north of IV, opened on north. No blocking. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and Roman bones. On east appears north-south coffin cut in rock. Roofed with stones, because we found the remains of the roofing stones. Cleared. Empty.
Chamber IV: In chamber. Cut in rock. South of III, open on north. it was blocked with stones and bound with gypsum, because we found the remains of the blocking. Dirty debris, and bones. On east appears a north-south coffin cut in rock. Was roofed with stones, because we found the remains of the roofing stones. Cleared. Drawing of the rock cut tomb and chambers.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 7714 A: In chambers of this shaft. Chamber I and PT. V.
Chamber I: Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and bones. On west appears a rock cut higher than the floor of the chamber ca. 50 cm., and in it a north-south coffin, cut in rock, without lid. Empty. On south two breaks through other chambers. Cleared.
Chamber V: Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and bones. North-south coffin, cut in rock, without lid, empty, appears in the chamber. On south the chamber break[s] through other chambers. Found in chamber debris: broken mud mummy face, fragments of wooden mummy face, black stone inlay, carnelian cylinder bead, carnelian ball bead, white fancy ball bead with blue circles, hexagonal ball bead, lapis lazuli, large faded green glazed faience udjat eye, small square blue glazed faience udjat eye. Cleared. Drawing on page 476.

Mustapha arrived from Quft.

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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
    05/19/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 7713

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7714

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 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.
  • Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.