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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, May 24, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 7716 (continued)
Sketch of the inscribed stone found in G 7716.
[illustration omitted]

Tuesday, May 25, 1937
Day of rest

Wednesday, May 26, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7716

(1) G 7716
In the rock cut tomb's room. Silt deposited by rain, sand, bones and dirty debris. Inside the room on north uncovered small shaft and also in the room on north, south and west Ptolemaic chambers. Found in room debris: fragment of alabaster necked jar, black inlay eye without pupil, Roman pottery oil lamp, small jar pointed bottom (pottery), faience cone. Room cleared and not started in Ptolemaic chambers.

Thursday, May 27, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7716 X

(1) G 7716
In the Ptolemaic chambers. Cut in rock. No blocking. Some of them break through other chambers. Sand, silt deposited by rain and dirty debris. Some of these chambers cleared and others not yet cleared. And not yet numbered.

G 7716 X: Exposed shaft X. Cut in rock. North of the door of G 7716. Not started in. Sketch showing the place of shaft X.

Friday, May 28, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7716

(1) G 7716
In the Ptolemaic chambers. Sand, silt deposited by rain, bones and dirty debris. Some of these shafts break through other chambers. Cleared the chambers and left the broken through chambers. Chambers not yet numbered. Drawing on page 480.

Saturday, May 29, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7713 B
(2) G 7714 X, Y
(3) G 7715 A, B
(4) G 7716 X

(1) G 7713
G 7713 B: Removed the chamber blocking and started in it. Rubble from the blocking and in chamber limestone debris, dirty debris, and Roman bones. On west break through G 7714 X. Also on south break through another chamber. Chamber not yet cleaned.

(2) G 7714
G 7714 X: In shaft and in chambers I and II. Cut in rock. North of room a in G 7715 and south of G 7714 a. Total depth 5.4 meters. Limestone debris, dirty debris and Roman bones.
Chamber I: On east, above chamber II. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared.
Chamber II: On east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Limestone debris, dirty debris and Roman bones.
On east break through G 7713 B, and G 7716 X, also on north break through PT. V, and G 7714 A. Chamber not yet cleared. On north appears chamber III, on west appears chamber IV, and on south appears chamber V.

G 7714 Y: In shaft and in chamber I. Cut in rock, north of room a of G 7714. Down 3.6 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and Roman bones.
Chamber I: On west. In the beginning of the shaft. Cut in rock. No blocking. On west break through G 7714 PT. II. Bench in the chamber on north, ca. 10 cm higher than the floor of the chamber. Found in chamber debris: leg of a wooden statuette with red traces and three holes. Also offering dish (pottery). Chamber II appears on north. Not reached the rock in shaft and not started in chamber II. Chamber I cleared.

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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
    05/24/1937; 05/25/1937; 05/26/1937; 05/27/1937; 05/28/1937; 05/29/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 7713

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7714

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7715

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7716

    • 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.