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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 425

Sunday, November 29, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7524 D
(2) G 7810

(1) G 7524
G 7524 D: In shaft. It is south of C. We excavated only to photograph and measure the coffin. Lined with stone course above and rock below. Down 2 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and stones. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

(2) G 7810
East of this mastaba. In shaft....which is between this mastaba and G 7820. It is cut in rock, down 5.9 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris.
Chamber I: On east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Full of debris.
Chamber II: On west. Cut in rock. Full of debris. It was not the shaft that Mr. Bill wanted and then we stopped digging into it.

Monday, November 30, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7524 D
(2) G 7560

(1) G 7524
G 7524 D: In shaft. Down 4.8 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and stones. Chamber on south, cut in rock. Full of debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not yet started in chamber.

(2) G 7560
South of G 7560. In preparing a railway line to remove the debris from the mastaba and the search for the shafts in the mastaba.

Tuesday, December 1, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, December 2, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560

(1) G 7560
South of this mastaba.

In preparing the railway line.

Thursday, December 3, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560

(1) G 7560
On the top of the mastaba and south of it.

In preparing the railway line.

Friday, December 4, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7524 D
(2) G 7560

(1) G 7524
G 7524 D: In shaft. Down 6.4 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. A limestone coffin in the chamber. The lid is displaced, thrown on east. Not reached the rock in shaft, and not yet started in the chamber.

(2) G 7560
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand. Nothing exposed.

Saturday, December 5, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7524 D
(2) G 7560

(1) G 7524
G 7524 D: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 7.7 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Cleared. Drawing on page 426.

(2) G 7560
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and stones. Nothing exposed.

Sunday, December 6, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560

(1) G 7560
On the top of the mastaba on north. Searching for shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Nothing exposed.

Monday, December 7, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560

(1) G 7560
On the top of the mastaba on north. Search for shafts. Limestone debris and dubsh. Nothing exposed.

Tuesday, December 8, 1936
Day of rest.

microfilm: end page 425

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
    11/29/1936 through 12/08/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 7524

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7560

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7810

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.