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Wednesday, May 19, 1937(continued)

(2) G 7714 (continued)
Drawing of rock cut tomb G 7714.


Thursday, May 20, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7715 a, X, Y, Z, U

(1) G 7715
On the top of the mastaba. It is south of G 7714 and west of G 7716. Limestone debris, rubble, and dirty debris. Uncovered room a, and shafts X, Y, Z and U.

Room a: Cut in rock. Not roofed. It is north of X and Y and west of Z and U. Opened to east. Chamber on west, cut in rock. No blocking. West of this room and above the chamber appears a serdab. Cut in rock, running from north to south with window opened to east. Also in this room on south appears a small cut in rock (square) probably a shaft but unfinished. Found in debris of room a - painted white limestone dish with cake belonging to servant figure, small painted limestone dwarf holding five jars, small painted limestone statuette of squatting man with dog facing him, (four fragments head of a dog missing), fragment of leg of squatting man, jar with hand and left foot of statuette of squatting man, thirty-two[?3 +2?] small painted limestone models of offering jars, fragment of servant figure jar with sieve and woman's hands. Cleared. Drawing.


G 7715 X: In shaft and chamber. Cut in rock. South of room a and west of Y. Total depth 1.64 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on south, cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.


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  • 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
    05/19/1937; 05/20/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 7714

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7715

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.