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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, June 28, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7150 D

(1) G 7150
G 7150 D: In shaft. Down 10.2 meters. Black debris, dubsh and limestone debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Tuesday, June 29, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, June 30, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7150 D

(1) G 7150
G 7150 D: In shaft. Down 13.3 meters. Black debris. Limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on north, cut in rock. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Thursday, July 1, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7150 C, D, F

(1) G 7150
G 7150 C: It is south of D and west of the room of the mastaba. Lined with stones above and rock below. Excavated by the Egyptian Government down 4 meters. This shaft was cut in very bad rock, so we are afraid to clear it. The Mudir ordered us to leave it.

G 7150 D: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 14.27 meters. Dirty debris, dubsh, limestone debris and stones. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7150 F: This shaft on south of mastaba. Lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 4.1 meters. Black debris, stones. Two chambers in this shaft, one on south and the other on west. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

Friday, July 2, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7145 A [= G 7145+7147]
(2) G 7147 A, B [= G 7145+7147]
(3) G 7148 C, D, E [= G 7148+7149]
(4) G 7168 B, D
(5) G 7241 E, G, H, I, J
(6) G 7242 A, B, C
(7) G 7243 A, B, C, D

(1) G 7145 [= G 7145+7147]
G 7145 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones. South of the room of the mastaba. Total depth 1.95 meters. Excavated before 1 meter. Chamber on west. Lined and roofed with stones. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

(2) G 7147 [= G 7145+7147]
G 7147 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh on south and east. And on north and west the mastaba G 7150 with stones and rock below. It is north of B. Total depth 2.05 meters and excavated before 1.1 meters. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Roofed with one big stone. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7147 B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh on north, south and east, on west the mastaba G 7150 with stones and rock below. It is south of A. Total depth 2.88 meters, and excavated before 1.65 meters. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones resting on dubsh. Roofed with stones. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

(3) G 7148 [= G 7148+7149]
G 7148 C: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. North of D. Total depth 2 meters. Excavated in 1926. Chamber on east. Lined with dubsh. Blocked with two stones resting on limestone debris. Left for photo.

G 7148 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh. North of E and south of C. Total depth 1.65 meters. Excavated before 70 cm. Chamber on east. Lined with stones. Lining and roof gone, only one stone remains from the roof. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7148 E: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. South of D. Total depth 1.95 meters. Excavated before 1 meter. Chamber on west. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Blocked with dubsh. Blocking left for photo. This shaft excavated in 1926.

(4) G 7168
G 7168 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh on north, south and east. On west lined with stones. It is north of C and south of A. Total depth 3.3 meters. Excavated before 1.8 meters. Chamber on west. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7168 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh and rock below. It is south of C, at the south end of the mastaba. Total depth 4.8 meters. Excavated before 4 meters. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

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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
    06/28/1937; 06/29/1937; 06/30/1937; 07/01/1937; 07/02/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.