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Menkaure valley temple, offering room (= room I = published plan room 2), unfinished statuettes (1908) nos. 15, 16, 17, 22 (= published nos. 27 = 08-7-24 = MFA 11.729, 29, 32 = 08-7-25 = MFA 11.733a-c, 39) in situ, looking SW


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Subjects
    Menkaure Pyramid Complex: Site: Giza; View: Menkaure valley temple
  • Date
  • Problems/Questions
    VERIFIED: portico (= room K = published plan room 1) corrected to read offering room (= room I = published plan room 2) based on publication pp. 36, 112; identifications based on published caption; registration numbers based on publication p. 112 (no registration records from this date); MFA accession numbers verified; Reisner reference 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.