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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, July 2, 1937 (continued)

(5) G 7241
G 7241 E: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and rock cut below. It is west of D and north of I. Total depth 7.35 meters. Excavated before 6.4 meters. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7241 G: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and crude brick. It is north of H. Total depth 1.65 meters. Excavated before 90 cm. Chamber on west. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roof gone. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7241 H: Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. It is south of G and north of J. Total depth 1.4 meters. Chamber on south. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roof gone. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7241 I: Lined with dubsh above and rock cut below. It is south of E. Total depth 3.6 meters. Excavated before 1.7 meters. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7241 J: Lined with dubsh. It is south of H and west of the room of the mastaba. Total depth 97 cm. Chamber on west. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Cleared. For drawing see 1926.

(6) G 7242
G 7242 A: Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. It is north of D and E of C. Total depth 1.85 meters. Excavated before. Ended at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

G 7242 B: Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is south of A. Total depth 2.3 meters. Excavated before. Ended at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

G 7242 C: Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is west of A. Total depth 2.3 meters. Excavated before. Ended at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

(7) G 7243
G 7243 A: Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. It is northeast of B. Total depth 1.6 meters. Excavated before. Chamber on south. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7243 B: Lined with dubsh on north, east and west. On south the mastaba with stone. This shaft east of C. Total depth 1.2 meters. Excavated before. Chamber north-south in the middle of the shaft. Roofed with stones and bound with mud. Left for photo.

G 7243 C: Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. Only on south the mastaba with stones. Total depth 2.1 meters. Excavated before. Ended at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

G 7243 D: Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. Only on south the mastaba with stones. It is west of C. Total depth 3.3 meters. Excavated before 2.4 meters. Dirty debris, dubsh and bones. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

Saturday, July 3, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7244 A, D, E, F [= G 7244+7246]
(2) G 7251 A, E, F
(3) G 7253 B

(1) G 7244 [= G 7244+7246]
G 7244 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and rock below. It is north of D. Total depth 3.93 meters. Excavated before 2.9 meters. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with dubsh. Left for photo.

G 7244 D: Lined with dubsh and bound with mud and rock below.
It is south of A and east of E. Total depth 4.5 meters. Excavated before 3.6 meters. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7244 E: Lined with dubsh and bound with mud and rock below. It is west of F and east of D. Total depth 7.05 meters. Excavated before 6 meters. Two chambers, one on west, cut in rock. No blocking. The other one on north, cut in rock, blocked with stones and dubsh. Left for photo.

G 7244 F: Lined with dubsh and bound with mud to the beginning of the rock. It is west of E. Total depth 2.3 meters. Excavated before. Chamber on north. Lined with stones and dubsh. Roof gone, only one stone remains. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

(2) G 7251
G 7251 A: Lined with dubsh and rock below. It is at the north end of the mastaba. Total depth 3.4 meters. Excavated before 2 meters. Two chambers in shaft. One on east cut in rock and the other on west, lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Cleared. For drawing see 1926 diary.

G 7251 E: Lined with dubsh and rock below. It is south of F. Total depth 4.7 meters. Excavated before. Ended at rock. No chamber, type 7x. 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
    07/02/1937; 07/03/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 7241

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7242

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7243

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7244+7246

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7251

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7253

    • 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.