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Saturday, June 19, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7143 A
(2) G 7144 E, F, K, M, N, P, Q, R, S

(1) G 7143
G 7143 A: In chamber. This shaft north of the mastaba and excavated before. Lined with stones above and rock below. Total depth 2.94 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Chamber cleared for drawing.

(2) G 7144
G 7144 E: In chamber. The shaft is small, lined with dubsh and excavated before. It is southeast of D. Total depth 2 meters. Chamber on east, cut in rock below and lined with dubsh above and roofed with stones. Chamber cleared for drawing.

G 7144 F: In chamber. The shaft lined above with dubsh and rock below. Excavated before. Total depth 3.09 meters. Dirty debris, dubsh and papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Cleared for drawing.

G 7144 K: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. South of U. Excavated before. Total depth 70 cm. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on south, lined with dubsh, roof gone. Cleared for drawing.

G 7144 M: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and rock below. North of shaft N. Total depth 2.4 meters. Excavated before 2 meters. Limestone debris, ended at rock. No chamber.

G 7144 N: In chamber. Shaft lined with dubsh and rock below. South of M. Excavated before. Total depth 2.9 meters. Limestone debris, sand and paper. Chamber cleared for drawing.

G 7144 P: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. North of Q. Excavated before. Total depth 1.3 meters. Limestone debris and sand. Chamber in middle of shaft, from north to south. Lined with dubsh, not roofed. Cleared for drawing.

G 7144 Q: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud and rock below. South of P and north of R. Excavated before. Total depth 2.6 meters. Excavated before 2.2 meters. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Cleared for drawing.

G 7144 R: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and rock below. South of Q and north of S. Total depth 1.6 meters. Excavated before 1.4 meters. Ended at rock. No chamber. Cleared for drawing.

G 7144 S: In chamber. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. South of R and north of J. Excavated before. Total depth 3.8 meters. Limestone debris, dirty debris and bones. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Cleared. For the drawing of shafts in G 7143 and G 7144 see 1925.

Sunday, June 20, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7245 A, B
(2) G 7247 B [= Y], C, D, G

(1) G 7245
G 7245 A: In chamber. Shaft lined with dubsh and rock below. West of B. Total depth 3.3 meters. Excavated before. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Cleared for drawing.

G 7245 B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and rock below. East of A. Total depth 2.75 meters. Excavated before 2.3 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber. Cleared.

(2) G 7247
G 7247 B [= G 7247 Y]: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and rock below. Total depth 2.9 meters. Excavated before 2.3 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on north. Cut in rock below and dubsh above. Roofed with stones. Cleared for drawing.

G 7247 C: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. East of D. Total depth 3.45 meters. Excavated before 2.4 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on west. Lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. Broken through the chamber of D. Cleared.

G 7247 D: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. West of C. Total depth 2.75 meters. Excavated before 2 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber in middle of shaft, built with stones, one stone remains from the roofing stones. Cleared.

G 7247 G: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and rock below. North of F and west of the room of the mastaba. Down 11.2 meters. Excavated before 10.7 meters. Sand and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Not reached the rock in shaft and not started into the chamber.

Four MFA boxes packed today Nos. 341 - 344.

Monday, June 21, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7247 G
(2) G 7249 B

(1) G 7247
G 7247 G: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 12.25 meters. Dirty debris and dubsh. Reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not yet cleared.

(2) G 7249
G 7249 B: In chamber. Lined with dubsh. North of C. Excavated before. Total depth 2.1 meters. Dirty debris and dubsh. Chamber on north. Lined with stones and roofed with one stone. 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
    06/19/1937; 06/20/1937; 06/21/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 7143

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7144

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7245

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7247

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7249

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 1

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.