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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, May 20, 1937 (continued)

(1) G 7715 (continued)
G 7715 Y: In shaft and chamber. Cut in rock. South of room a, east of X and west of Z. Total depth 1.89 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. No blocking, only on east break through other chambers. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 7715 Z: In shaft and chamber. Lined with two stone courses on west and underneath cut in rock. On east lined with stones, and on south cut in rock and on north lined with stones above (now gone) and rock below. It is east of Y. In the southeast corner of room a and south of U. Total depth 1.5 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Chamber on north. Lined with one course of stones. Only on east cut in rock. Roof gone. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 7715 U: In shaft and chamber. Cut in rock. Only on east and south was lined with stones (now gone). It is east of room a (door) and north of chamber of G 7715 Z. Total depth 1.52 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Chamber on east. Running to south. Lined and roofed with stones. No blocking (roof gone). Only remains of stones on south. Cleared. Drawing.

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Drawing of mastaba and shafts in G 7715.

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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
    05/20/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 7714

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7715

    • 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.