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Friday, February 12, 1926 (continued)

(4) G 7000 SW (southwest)
Opened trenches 35 and 36 and exposed graves XXIX [G 7000 SW 29], XXX [G 7000 SW 30], and XXXI [G 7000 SW 31]. Also an obscure rubble wall [ILLUSTRATION] the character of which is not clear.
When the graves were made the surface was not far from its present level but has since been slightly denuded by weather.

Saturday, February 13, 1926.
Seventy-sixth day of work.

Said's illness progressing normally. Dr. Coleman called in Dr. Phillips this morning.

Quftis: 86

Work on
(1) G 7000 X
(2) G 7050 B
(3) G 7060
(4) G 7070
(5) G 7000 SW (southwest)

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(1) G 7000 X
A closer examination shows that the supposed doorway in the lower pit, south side is only an unfinished cutting about 50 cm deep.
After photographing the filling of the pit at this stage, leveled the filling with limestone fragments and put in a wooden floor as a stage to the next step in clearing the main deposit. I am convinced that there is nothing in the tomb except the main deposit.

(2) G 7050
G 7050 B: Down _ meters. Chamber on south. Open and full of dirty debris.

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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
    02/12/1926; 02/13/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dr. Coleman
    Dr. Phillips
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 8

People 4

Modern People

  • Dr. Coleman

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks C.M.S. Hospital
  • Dr. Phillips

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.