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Thursday, November 5, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 7130 (continued)
G 7130 B (continued):
Chamber XI: It is on south and west of chamber III. Cut in rock. No blocking. On west a coffin cut in rock and higher than the floor of the chamber, running from north to south and lid gone. East of the coffin appears a small cut in rock looks to be another coffin. South of the chamber a door opens to south into the second chamber in which the coffin is put. Also on east between it and chamber IV rock broken. Found in debris: big limestone hand of statue, closed, limestone fragment with traces in relief and a small hole inside.
In the second room: It is south of chambers IV and XI. Cut in rock. Big room running from east to west, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Two doors appear open into north, one opens into chamber XI (the west door) and the other opens into chamber IV (the east one). No blocking. On northeast of the chamber appears chamber XIII. No blocking. On west of the room appears a bottom of a granite sarcophagus and fragments from the sarcophagus (granite), the bottom and the fragments not inscribed. The room not yet cleaned.
Chamber IV: It is inside the big chamber on southwest, or east of XI, north of the second room and underneath chamber V. Cut in rock. No blocking, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. The door opens on north into the big chamber. Also another door opens on south into the second room. Cleared. Open and empty.

((Our Mudir's birthday, hoping to keep him for us for many many years.))

Friday, November 6, 1936

work on
(1) G 7130 B

(1) G 7130
G 7130 B: In the second room, the room of the coffin which is inside the big chamber on south, white limestone debris, dubsh and stones. In this room on southeast appears a third door opens into the Ptolemaic shaft in Isis Temple. No blocking. Also on south of the room a stone wall running from east to west (perhaps a small burial pit), removed some fragments from the granite sarcophagus and from the lid to the top of the mastaba. Found in chamber debris: inscribed limestone fragment sunk relief, a limestone fragment with traces of blue color, inscribed limestone fragment.

Saturday, November 7, 1936

work on
(1) G 7130 B

(1) G 7130
G 7130 B: In the second room, the coffin room, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. In the middle, of the floor of the chamber appears shaft XII Ptolemaic. Found in room debris: two limestone fragments with traces of blue color, removed the small stone and the big one remains in the room.
Ptolemaic XII: In shaft and chambers. It is cut in rock inside the second room (the coffin room). It was roofed with stones, because we found one of the roofing stones. Total depth 1.90 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Two chambers appear I and II.
Chamber I: On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Empty.
Chamber II: On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Empty. Found in shaft debris: two small inscribed ushabtis; two small ushabtis not inscribed; two small ushabtis without the basis, inscribed basis of a ushabti, two breasts of ushabtis.

Sunday, November 8, 1936

work on
(1) G 7130 B

(1) G 7130
G 7130 B:
Chamber V: It is above chamber IV and west of the street which leads to the shaft in the Isis Temple. It is on south. Cut in rock. No blocking, limestone debris and dubsh. Cleared. Empty.
In the street which is south the big room. The street is east of V and west of VI. Cut in rock. On south the street leads to the Ptolemaic shaft in the Isis Temple, limestone debris and black debris. Cleared. Open and empty.
Chamber VI: It is east of the street and west of VII. On south cut in rock. No blocking. Limestone debris. Cleared. Open and empty.

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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
    11/05/1936; 11/06/1936; 11/07/1936; 11/08/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.