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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 186

Sunday February 7, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
*B3892
At noon we stopped for photo of fragments recorded under above numbers. Afternoon, we removed Nos. 30 - 52.
These were of the same kinds of sheet up to No. 47.
No. 47: Had covered two sides of a rectangular bar and had two (originally three dowel-holes)
[ILLUSTRATION] 45 x 6.9 x 4.9
No. 48: Was another strip from a curving circular rim.
At this point we reached the consideration of the southeast corner of the lower pit.
[ILLUSTRATION]
fragments of fiber
upright wooden board?
gold
charcoal
decayed fiber

This area is lightly sprinkled with black powder and at are fragments of coarse woven fiber like the sacks (or sack-baskets) of Old Kingdom. The fiber is too decayed to move without treatment.
The area north of this and west contains fragments of white plaster some with prints of reeds (coarse mat?)
*A3688
Had to leave this for photography and went on with 49 - 52 which presented fragments similar to those already moved.
Stopped at 5:25.
D. D. makes scale drawings and archives objects on photo print. Said lifts the object and hands it to Dunham. I enter it on the tomb sheet and write the number on a slip of paper while D. takes the measurements. The object is then lain on its number in the tray.

microfilm: end page 186

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
    02/07/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.