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Menkaure valley temple, S magazines, corridor III 4, N end opposite room III 5, statuettes (1908) nos. 18, 19, 24 (= published nos. 35 = 08-7-13 = MFA 11.732, 31 = 08-7-12 = MFA 11.724, 37 = 08-7-14) in situ, looking SE


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Subjects
    Menkaure Pyramid Complex: Site: Giza; View: Menkaure valley temple
  • Date
    07/14/1908 am
  • Remarks
    room III 5 incorrectly appears as room 15 (in S magazines) on published plan (Plan IX)
  • Problems/Questions
    VERIFIED: added in pencil to register entry: WK SE corner; identifications verified; registration numbers based on publication pp. 112, 113 (no registration records from this date); MFA accession numbers verified; Markowitz 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.