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Menkaure valley temple, N magazines, wall between magazines III 7 and III 8, 40 cm above floor, crushed copper cover of Opening the Mouth set (08-7-31 = MFA 11.765, 08-7-32 = MFA 11.767, 08-7-33 = MFA 11.768, 08-7-34 = MFA 11.769, 08-7-35 = MFA 11.770, 08-7-36 = MFA 11.771, 08-7-37 = MFA 11.772) and two copper jars (08-7-39 = MFA 11.718, 08-7-40 = MFA 11.719) in situ, looking SE [photo sequence I]

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_C557_NS
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Subjects
    Menkaure Pyramid Complex: Site: Giza; View: Menkaure valley temple
  • Date
    1908
  • Problems/Questions
    VERIFIED: room N, S wall corrected to read wall between magazines III 7 and III 8 based on publication p. 36 and p. 263; publication p. 233 incorrectly states wall between magazines III 6 and III 7; registration numbers based on publication p. 36 (no registration records from this date); MFA accession numbers verified; Reisner reference verified
  • Photographer
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Finds 9

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.