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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, February 4, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7460 A

(1) G 7460
G 7460 A: In shaft. Cut in rock, no lining. It is on north of the mastaba, north of B. Down 2 meters. Limestone debris, sand and rubble. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Friday, February 5, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7460 A

(1) G 7460
G 7460 A: In shaft. Down 6.2 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, sand and bones. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Saturday, February 6, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7460 A

(1) G 7460
G 7460 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 10 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and sand. Chamber on west, small chamber, cut in rock. No blocking. Reached the rock in shaft. Chamber cleared.

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Sunday, February 7, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7460 and room a.

(1) G 7460
In clearing the east wall of the mastaba for drawing. Limestone debris, rubble, stones and bones. East wall cleared, also exposed room a.

G 7460 "a": Exposed the north and west walls of the room. Built with stones, on east destroyed and instead of the old building a Roman mud brick building. The room is on south of the mastaba. Also the room is southeast of shaft B. Limestone debris, rubble, stones, mud brick and bones. The room not yet cleared.

Monday, February 8, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7460 "a"

(1) G 7460
G 7460 "a": In exposing the lining. Limestone debris, rubble, stones, mud brick and bones. Eight Ptolemaic small shafts inside the room. (These shafts lined with mud brick and some of them with stones.) Found in room debris - inlay eye copper and alabaster (?) eye-brow, cylinder bead, one-half exposed the lining of the room and, left the Ptolemaic shafts unnumbered.

Tuesday, February 9, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, February 10, 1937

Work on
(1) North of G I-a (Khufu Queen's Pyramid a)

(1) North of G I-a
Removed the debris over the Khufu causeway. Limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Prepared a railway line from this place running northeast, east of the King's Palace.

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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
    02/04/1937 through 02/10/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.