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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 428

Wednesday, December 30, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In chamber. Black debris, sand, birds' bones, dubsh, silt deposited by rain and limestone debris. Found in the chamber debris inside the blocking on east: reserve limestone head but not complete, only the middle section of the face, fragments from the reserve head (cheek). Found in chamber debris in the southeast corner: another reserved head limestone (face gone), we found the nose, the mouth and some fragments. This second reserved head is bigger than the first one. Found in chamber debris: three flint flakes, potsherds and one alabaster model jar. Chamber not yet cleared.

Thursday, December 31, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In chamber. Black debris, sand, birds' bones, silt deposited by rain and limestone debris. Canopic pit in southeast corner. Found in chamber debris: fragment from the small reserve head (the first one we found), seven alabaster model cups, potsherds, model necklace, shoulder jar, model dish, model collar jar. In the chamber west of the canopic pit we found: two alabaster magical implements, four model cups alabaster, model jar, model vase. All these objects left in place for photo. Chamber not yet cleared.

Friday, January 1, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In chamber. Black debris, sand, birds' bones, red debris, limestone debris and dubsh. Found in chamber debris: two fragments from the small first reserve head, fragments of alabaster dish, one chisel copper, five fragments from a chisel, one gold leaf, one fragment from the first small reserve head (ear), one small model cup. On the floor of the chamber inside the chamber we found one small chisel (broken), and one fragment from a copper blade. Chamber cleared. Objects not yet removed.

Bedawi and Haddad [Hadad Adawi] arrived from Quft.

Saturday, January 2, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7130 U
(2) G 7140 X
(3) G 7560 B

(1) G 7130
G 7130 U: In shaft. It is cut in rock in street G 7100, east of G 7130 and south of G 7130 Z. Down 4.15 meters. Black debris, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on south, cut in rock. No blocking, not reached the rock in shaft and not started in chamber.

(2) G 7140
G 7140 X: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is in the street G 7100. East of G 7140 and north of G 7140 Y. Total depth 6 meters. Excavated before 4.4 meters. Limestone debris and black debris. Chamber on west, cut in rock, blocked with two slabs, dubsh and limestone debris underneath, the upper part partly gone. Found in shaft debris: fourteen model pottery dishes, fragments of model dishes, one collar jar model (pottery), one necklace, shoulder jar, one small model collar jar, three fragments of model collar jars. Blocking left for photo.

(3) G 7560
G 7560 B: Mohammed down into the shaft. He measured the shaft and traced the objects to be removed. All the objects removed to the camp. Drawing of the shaft on page 429.

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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
    12/30/1936; 12/31/1936; 01/01/1937; 01/02/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Badawi Ahmed (expedition photographer)
    Hadad Adawi
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Badawi Ahmed (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer at Giza.
  • Hadad Adawi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.