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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, January 4, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7560

(1) G 7560
On the top of the mastaba, on north. In exposing the northwest corner for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand. The corner not yet exposed.

Tuesday, January 5, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 6, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
On the top of the mastaba, on north. In exposing the northwest corner. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand. The corner not yet exposed.

G 7560 B: Removed the broken limestone coffin to the camp. Removed the copper fragments from the floor in the chamber.

Thursday, January 7, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7140 X
(2) G 7560

(1) G 7140
G 7140 X: Removed the chamber blocking and started in the chamber. Two stones and dubsh from the blocking and underneath white limestone debris and limestone debris in the chamber. A coffin cut in rock on three sides, but on east lined with stones, without lid. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 7560
On the top of the mastaba on south. In exposing the southwest corner for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand. The corner not yet exposed.

Friday, January 8, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2110
(2) G 7560

(1) G 2110
East of the room of the mastaba and west of mastaba G 2130 in the street. Search for inscribed stones from the room and search for quarry marks and mason's marks on the walls. White limestone debris and sand. Nothing found.

(2) G 7560
South of the mastaba. In exposing the lining for drawing. Limestone debris, stones, sand, dubsh and black debris. Nothing exposed today.

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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
    01/04/1937; 01/05/1937; 01/06/1937; 01/07/1937; 01/08/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 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.