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Saturday, May 15, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7713
(2) G 7714

(1) G 7713
In the room of this rock cut tomb. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and bones. North-south cut in rock in the floor of the rock cut tomb. On east the room is break into chamber of shaft G 7713 A, and also on west break into chambers of shaft G 7714 A. Full of debris and bones. Found in the room of the rock cut tomb:
two lapis lazuli udjat eyes [37-5-12, 37-5-13]
one faience udjat eye [37-5-14]
upper part of faience Bes [37-5-17]
two faience Sekmet amulets [one = 37-5-16]
faience Horus [37-5-15]
faience cylinder bead [37-5-18]
copper ball bead [37-5-19]
hexagonal lapis lazuli barrel bead [37-5-20]
double cone bead [37-5-21]
carnelian heart amulet with silver wire and copper ring [37-5-22]
fragment of faience cup (straight sided) [37-5-23]
two mud mummy faces with traces of color [37-5-24a, 37-5-24b]
two mud mummy faces [37-5-25a, 37-5-25b]
fragment of wooden mummy face with red traces [37-5-26]
fragment of mummy case wooden foot
fragment of wooden mummy face
two fragments of wooden coffin
twenty-nine cowry shells [37-5-30]

The rock cut tomb is now cleared, but the chamber of W and E not yet cleared. Waiting for the Mudir's orders. Drawing.


(2) G 7714
In the room of this rock cut tomb. Southwest of G 7713. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris, sand and Roman bones. Opened to east. Doorjambs inscribed. In room a on southwest, appears limestone stela uninscribed, cut in rock. The roof of the room is broken. The room is full of debris, because we found inside the doorjambs two handled jars. Left for photo. Found in room a debris:
three copper bracelets (one broken)
[amethyst] ball bead
faience sow amulets
eight fragments of white limestone with relief (tablet, architrave, drum)
Room not yet cleared.

Sunday, May 16, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7714

(1) G 7714
In room a of this rock cut tomb. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, silt deposited by rain, dirty debris and Roman bones. On northwest appears limestone stela cut in rock, and above it appears to be some inscriptions sunk relief. North of this stela a chamber running to west number PT. I and north of it chamber PT. II, and south of PT. I two chambers (one inside the other), and every chamber a cut in rock coffin, the two chambers numbered PT. III and PT. IV. Room a not yet cleared, and not started in chambers.

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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
    05/15/1937; 05/16/1937
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 7713

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7714

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.
  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.