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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, May 17, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7714 and shaft A.

(1) G 7714
In room a on north. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, silt deposited by rain, dirty debris and Roman bones. On north of the room a uncovered shaft A. Also today appears two big jars, left for photo.
Found in room a debris:
bottom fragment of yellow glass bowl
five white limestone fragments with relief of stela (one with hm-nts-Khufuw [?])
mud mummy face with traces of red and blue color
mud mummy face
fragment of mud mummy face
model collar jar
two faience udjat eyes
one big blue glass double cone bead
one big blue glazed barrel bead
four carnelian ball beads
one white glass ball bead
two white stone ball beads
four hexagonal ball beads
small fragment of tall green slate vase with pointed bottom
one fragment of alabaster vase
irregular blue green glass ball bead
double cone green glass bead
blue green glazed faience ball bead
white stone ring bead
twenty-one half cowry shells
small green glazed faience amulet seated Isis and Horus

G 7714 A: In shaft and chamber I. Cut in rock, on north of room a. Total depth 1.75 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, black debris, stones, and Roman bones. Two chambers appear - I and P.T. V.
Chamber I: On west. Cut in rock. Was blocked with stones, blocking stones remain and we removed them. Black debris, Roman bones, limestone debris, dubsh and stones, not yet cleared.
Chamber PT. V.: On east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Break into G 7713 on east. Not started in it.

Attiti Mahmoud [Attito Mahmud] and Abd-el-Salam on leave to Quft. Also Mahmoud Sayed [Mahmoud Said] left for three days to Quft.

Tuesday, May 18, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 19, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7713 and shaft A
(2) G 7714 and shaft A

(1) G 7713
On the top of this rock cut tomb search for shafts. Uncovered shafts A and B.

G 7713 A: In shaft and chamber. Cut in rock, north of B. Total depth, 3.2 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and bones. Chamber on west, cut in rock. No blocking. On west break through chamber on G 7713 (the rock cut tomb). Found in shaft debris: inscribed stone in sunk relief (only one vertical line). Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    05/17/1937; 05/18/1937; 05/19/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-el-Salam Abd-el-Latif
    Attito Mahmud el-Nahi
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 7713

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7714

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Abd-el-Salam Abd-el-Latif

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • Attito Mahmud el-Nahi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Brother of Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi.
  • 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.
  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.