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Menkaure valley temple, portico (= room K = published plan room 1), alabaster statue head (1908) no. 11 (= published no. 22 = 08-7-18 = Cairo JE 40705) in situ beside alabaster seated statue base (1908) no. 3 (= published no. 19 = 08-7-17 = MFA 09.202), looking NW


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Subjects
    Menkaure Pyramid Complex: Site: Giza; View: Menkaure valley temple
  • Date
  • Problems/Questions
    VERIFIED: statue no. 9 corrected to read no. 19 (see A252); room III C corrected to read portico (= room K = published plan room 1); identifications verified; registration numbers based on publication p. 36 (no registration records from this date); MFA accession number verified
  • Photographer
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Finds 2

People 1

Modern People

  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Photographer
    • 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.