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Tuesday, June 22, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, June 23, 1937

Work on
(1) [G 7247] F, G

(1) G 7247
G 7247 F: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh and rock below. It is south of G and north of E. Total depth 5.64 meters. Excavated before 5.2 meters. Sand and dirty debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. From north to south. Partly destroyed on north. Cleared. For drawing see Diary 1926.

G 7247 G: In chamber. Dirty debris and dubsh. The rock descends on north below the chamber and it is not clear if this is a hole or a second chamber. Chamber cleared.

Three sugar boxes packed today, Nos. BG 421, 428 and 460. Also three MFA boxes packed today, Nos. MFA 345, 346 and 347.

Thursday, June 24, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2100 E

(1) G 2100
G 2100 E: In clearing this shaft for drawing. Lined with rock above and rock cut below. It is east of A and excavated before. Down 5.5 meters. Sand, pebbles and limestone debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Two MFA boxes packed today Nos. 348 and 349.

Friday, June 25, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2100 E
(2) G 4140 Annex

(1) G 2100
G 2100 E: In shaft. Total depth 7.45 meters. Sand, pebbles and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. 7x.

(2) G 4140 Annex
In shaft. Lined with rock above and cut in rock below. It is on north of the mastaba. Total depth 7.25 meters. Excavated before 4.5 meters. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber.

Saturday, June 26, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7247 G

(1) G 7247
G 7247 G: In the cut in rock below the chamber. Total depth 4.6 meters. Limestone debris, dirty debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. Cleared. For drawing see Diary 1926.

Three MFA boxes packed today Nos. MFA 350, 351, and 352.

Sunday, June 27, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7144 T
(2) G 7150 D
(3) G 7151 B
(4) G 7249 C

(1) G 7144
G 7144 T: In shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock north of P. Total depth 2.95 meters. Dirty debris. Limestone debris and potsherds. Ended at rock. No chamber. Cleared.

(2) G 7150
G 7150 D: In shaft. Lined with stones and rock cut below. North of C. Down 8 meters. Excavated before 7 meters. Dirty debris. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

(3) G 7151
G 7151 B: In shaft and chamber. North of A. Total depth 1.2 meters. Excavated before 90 cm. Dirty debris, sand and limestone debris. Chamber on north. Lined with stones. It was roofed with stones also. (Roof destroyed, only one stone remains). North-south coffin, built with stones without lid. Cleared. For drawing see Diary 1926.

(4) G 7249
G 7249 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above and rock cut below. South of B. Total depth 3.7 meters. Excavated before 3.2 meters. Dirty debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Cleared. For drawing see Diary 1926.

One MFA box packed today, No. MFA 353.

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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
    06/22/1937; 06/23/1937; 06/24/1937; 06/25/1937; 06/26/1937; 06/27/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7144

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7150

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7151

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7247

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7249

    • 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.