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Thursday, February 11, 1926 (continued)

Quftis: 86

Work on
(1) G 7000 X
(2) G 7050
(3) G 7060
(4) G 7000 SW (southwest) (south of G 7050-G 7060)

(1) G 7000 X
Owing to Said's illness and Dunham's absence, nothing was done on G 7000 X.

(2) G 7050
G 7050 A: Finished the hole in the filling of G 7050 where pit A should have been and encountered gebel gravel (about 50 cm), and under that the rock. There is no pit A which is what was to be expected if G 7050 be the mastaba of the Nefretkau.
G 7050 B: The main pit. Down 9.2 meters using ladders. Dirty debris as before.
On the northern end of the mastaba, removed the disturbed debris between it and the old retaining wall and exposed a floor (an old mason's debris near the front of old retaining wall).

(3) G 7060
Clearing the corridor on east face of G 7060, between it and G 7050.
G 7060 A: The pit ends at rock surface and was never finished.
G 7060 B: Down 14 meters. Held up by big weathered block of stone which had to be broken up.

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  • 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
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
    Nefretkau (G 7050)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

People 4

Ancient People

  • Nefretkau (G 7050)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Probably Daughter of Snefru Probably Mother of Nefermaat (G 7060)

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.
  • 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.