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Diary Transcription:

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Reis's Diary F - Typed Translation
November 9, 1936 - October 3, 1937

Monday, November 9, 1936

Work on
(1) Isis Temple "G"

(1) Isis Temple, Shaft G
In shaft and chambers. It is south of mastaba G 7130. Lined with stones above and cut in rock below. Excavated before 10 meters. Big stone fell into the shaft and covered it. Also in the beginning of shaft is another one big stone fallen into the shaft. We removed the second big stone 1 meter down in shaft to clear chamber I.
Chamber I: It is about 2 meters in the rock. Cut in rock. No blocking. Stones, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Found in chamber: offering stone (granite), and we left it in the chamber.
Chamber II: It is about 7 meters, in the rock, on south, cut in rock, no blocking. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Clear.

Tuesday, November 10, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, November 11, 1936

Work on
(1) Isis Temple "G"

(1) Isis Temple, Shaft G
In shaft and chamber I, III and IV. Down 10.3 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Found in shaft debris: one fragment alabaster.
Chamber I: Found in chamber debris: fragment from lid of a granite sarcophagus inscribed.
Chamber III: Underneath chamber II, on south. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: inscribed limestone fragment, another inscribed limestone fragment, middle part of inscribed pottery ushabti.
Chamber IV: On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: inscribed limestone fragment sunk relief with traces of green color.
Sketch of the stone.

Thursday, November 12, 1936

Work on
(1) Isis Temple "G"

(1) Isis Temple, Shaft G
Chamber III: In chamber. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. A coffin cut in rock from north to south without lid appears in chamber. Found in chamber debris: inscribed basis of ushabti, breast of ushabti inscribed on back, one complete ushabti, faience Bes with the face of monkey, seven ushabti upper part only, four small ushabti heads, five breasts of ushabtis, eight ushabtis basis, fragments of ushabtis, two limestone fragments with traces of red and blue colors.
Chamber V: It is underneath IV, on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. A coffin cut in rock from east to west appears in chamber. This coffin was roofed with stones. Also above this coffin appear two limestone coffins (small) running from east to west, lids gone. On north of the chamber a cut in rock from east to west. Cleared. Open and empty. Not reached the rock in shaft, not started in the rest of the chambers.

Friday, November 13, 1936

Work on
(1) Isis Temple "G"

(1) Isis Temple, Shaft G
In shaft and chamber VI. Total depth 12.5 meters. Black debris, limestone debris and dubsh. Found in shaft debris: upper part of a ushabti inscribed on back, inscribed basis of a ushabti, seven fragments from upper parts of ushabtis, small fragments from basis and breasts of ushabtis. Reached the rock in shaft, and started in chamber VI.
Chamber VI: On east, cut in rock. No blocking. Two coffins cut in rock from east to west without lids. Open and empty. Drawing of the shaft on page 417 and 418.

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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
    11/09/1936; 11/10/1936; 11/12/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

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.