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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, November 2, 1936

work on
(1) G 7130 B
(2) G 7510

(1) G 7130
G 7130 B: In chamber I: white limestone debris and stones (we break). Found in chamber debris: jar with broken neck, two small ushabtis basis missing (not inscribed), fragments of upper part of ushabti (not inscribed), basis of a small ushabti (inscribed). Chamber not yet cleared.

(2) G 7510
In clearing the northwest corner of the mastaba for drawing, sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones (we break). Found in debris: fragment of inscribed stone (sunk relief). Exposed the northwest corner. Sketch of the stone.

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

Tuesday, November 3, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, November 4, 1936

work on
(1) G 7130 B

(1) G 7130
G 7130 B: Chamber I: In chamber: white limestone debris and stones (we break). Found in debris: four ushabtis complete (not inscribed), eight fragments of ushabti upper part basis missing (not inscribed), fragments upper and lower parts of ushabti (not inscribed). Chamber cleared.
G 7130 B shaft II: In shaft. It is cut in rock inside the big chamber I on northwest, down 1.90 meters. Excavated before 50 cm, white limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking, full of debris. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not started in chamber.

Thursday, November 5, 1936

work on
(1) G 7130 B

(1) G 7130
G 7130 B: shaft X: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 2.75 meters, white limestone debris and stones. A coffin cut in rock from east to west and the lid gone. Beside the coffin on north, south and west a stone course for the lid. Cleared. Open and empty.
Chamber I: Chamber I cut in rock inside the big chamber on west and north of chamber II, limestone debris, dubsh and stones, it running to west. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty.
Chamber II: In chamber II It is inside the big chamber on southwest, or south of chamber I and above chamber III: Cut in rock. No blocking, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. In chamber, two small coffins cut in rock without lids. Cleared. Empty.
Chamber III: In chamber III. It is inside the big chamber on southwest underneath chamber II and inside chamber XI on north. Cut in rock. No blocking, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Cleared. Empty.

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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
    11/02/1936; 11/03/1936; 11/04/1936; 11/05/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

Published Documents 4

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.