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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 481

Saturday, May 29, 1937 (continued)

(3) G 7715
G 7715 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones, rubble, mud bound and limestone debris underneath. Down 4 meters. Body, head on north. Left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

G 7715 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Stones. North-south cut in rock coffin without lid, Body inside the coffin head on north, and also in the coffin silt deposited by rain. Body, left for photo.

(4) G 7716
G 7716 X: In shaft and chamber. Cut in rock. Total depth 2.2 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris and Roman bones. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. On west break through G 7714 X-II. Also on south and east break through G 7716 chambers. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sunday, May 30, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7713 B
(2) G 7714 X, Y

(1) G 7713
G 7713 B: In chamber. Limestone debris, dirty debris and Roman bones. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 7714
G 7714 X: In chambers II, III, IV and V.
Chamber II: Limestone debris, dirty debris and Roman bones. Cleared. Open and empty.
Chamber III: On north. Cut in rock. No blocking. On north break through G 7714 A and also on west break through another chamber. Limestone debris, dirty debris and Roman bones. Cleared. Empty.
Chamber IV: On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. On west and south break through another chamber. Limestone debris, dirty debris and Roman bones. Cleared. Open and empty.
Chamber V: On south. Cut in rock. No blocking. On south break through G 7714. Limestone debris, dirty debris and Roman bones. Cleared. Empty. Drawing on page 482.

G 7714 Y: In shaft and chambers II and III. Total depth 4.66 meters. Limestone debris, dirty debris and Roman bones.
Chamber II: On north. Cut in rock. No blocking. East of chamber III. Many Roman skeletons wrapped in cloth and one of them is decorated on the outside of the wrapping cloth with red, blue and white. Chamber cleared and left the skeletons for Bill's order to remove them or not. Found in chamber debris: pottery jar, two pottery jars without necks.
Chamber III: On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. On north break through other chambers. Limestone debris, dirty debris and Roman bones. Two bodies wrapped in cloth, heads on east. Cleared. Bodies left for photo.

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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
    05/29/1937; 05/30/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969

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 1

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.