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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, May 21, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7715

(1) G 7715
On the top of the mastaba. West of the serdab of the room. Search for the remains of shafts in the mastaba. Also east of this mastaba search for rock cut tombs. Limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Found in debris west of the serdab: fragment of larger limestone statuette drum shaped object with hand on each side, fragments of white limestone incised hieroglyphic.
Also east of this mastaba exposed the door of the rock cut tomb of G 7716 opened to east. Not started in.

Saturday, May 22, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7715 a

(1) G 7715
G 7715 a: West of the room of the mastaba. Search for shafts and rock cut tombs. Limestone debris, dubsh, dirty debris and Roman bones. Found in debris: small painted limestone model of offering jar, small limestone object, painted white limestone object, fragment of arm of larger statuette, middle section of blue glazed faience ushabti inscribed (vertically on back). No shafts and rock cut tombs exposed today.

Sunday, May 23, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7715 A, B

(1) G 7715
On the top of the mastaba on west. West of the serdab. Search for shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, dirty debris and Roman bones. Shoulder with part of the arm of a small painted limestone statuette. Uncovered shafts A and B.

G 7715 A: In shaft. Cut in rock, only on south built above with stones. It is north of B and west of room a serdab. Down 3.7 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones and dubsh and bound with mud. Left for photo.

G 7715 B: In shaft. Cut in rock. Only on north between it and A built with stones. It is south of A and west of room a serdab. Total depth 1.9 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones resting on limestone debris. Reached the rock in shaft and left the blocking for photo.

Drawing of today's work.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, May 24, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7713 B
(2) G 7716

(1) G 7713
G 7713 B: On shaft. Cut in rock. South of A. Total depth 3.48 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. Blocked with small dubsh unbound. Blocking partly destroyed above. Left for photo.

(2) G 7716
In the rock cut tomb room. Cut in rock. East of mastaba G 7713. Silt deposited by rain, sand, dirty debris and Roman bones. Opened to east. Doorjamb inscribed in sunk relief (now weathered). Found in debris of rock cut tomb room - half of white limestone architrave with sunk relief, two fragments with relief, Roman pottery bottle with three rudimentary handles, three fragments faded blue green glazed faience vase, middle section of Sekhmet amulet, faded blue green glazed faience flower pendent. Room not yet cleared. Sketch of the inscribed stone on page 479.

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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
    05/21/1937; 05/22/1937; 05/23/1937; 05/24/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 7713

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7715

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7716

    • 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.