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page 1009

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Saturday, August 31, 1940
Mr. Frank Allen left for Luxor to see the Chicago House there and to pay the men there.

Sunday, September 8, 1940
Mr. Frank arrived from Luxor.
Guards in bringing sand in the office in case of bombs.

Monday, September 9, 1940
War magazine removed to the eastern cemetery in L.G. 71 in the far western room.

Friday, September 13, 1940
Miss Ginger, Miss Perkins, Mr. Frank and Mohammed Said Ahmed left early by car to visit Beni Suef. Invited to visit Beni Suef by Ahmed Eff Moho a friend of Mohammed Said. He is an Omdah there and owner of many omnibuses running between Beni Suef and Minia, and he is a very rich man. They arrived there and visited Ihnassia and had their lunch at Ahmed Eff. house. They arrived at the camp at about 7:30 p.m.

Monday, September 16, 1940
Miss Edna Fabion came to spend some days. She is out of job now. She will join the Army.

Monday, September 23, 1940
Mr. Harrison's Birthday, and he ordered a dinner party for all the men serving the expedition, and he ordered an Arabic musician for the men during the night.

Tuesday, September 24, 1940
Mahmoud Said left for Quft, for a holiday.

Thursday, September 26, 1940
Guards closed the chamber in which we placed Schacht's Library, because of rain.

Tuesday, October 1, 1940
Guards arrive from Quft. They are fourteen.

Wednesday, October 2, 1940
Guards left the camp to Quft. They are sixteen.

Saturday, October 5, 1940
Mr. Floroff found on top of G 5460, a small red granite rounded stone.

Wednesday, October 9, 1940
Abd el Salam Hammam arrived from Quft.

Thursday, October 10, 1940
Attito [Attito Mahmud] left for Quft.

Tuesday, October 17, 1940
Ahmed Mahmoud, Mahmoud Ali and Haddad [Hadad Adawi] arrived from Quft. Rifia left for Quft.

Saturday, November 2, 1940
Yesterday was the Bairam. I went to His Majesty's King Palace Abdine. There I met many Omdahs of our province and other friends. I invited them all to come for lunch at the camp today. They all accept[ed] the invitation and they were: Ibrahim Mohammed Bey El Asheery, the Mamour of Kena before and of Benha, Abdu eff Soliman, Abd el Halim eff El Sayed the son of Benhas' Omdah, Ahmed Eff Mohou of Beni Suef, Hassan Ahmed Dongol our Omdah, Morad Bey Kassim the Omdah of Dendereh, Abu el Wafa Dongol, Mohammed Abd el Rahim Abu el Said, Mohtar Ossman and his cousin, El Hag Ged el Said, Shiek Abu el Kassim Dongol, Mohammed Hassan Braish. The lunch was very good indeed. They all met our Mudir in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Perkins, Miss Perkins, Miss Ginger, Mr. Frank Allen and two guests (Hawagat). They all [had] coffee in the veranda and they all were very pleased.

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Details

  • 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
    08/31/1940 through 11/02/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-el-Halim el-Sayed (Effendi)
    Abd-el-Salam Hammam
    Abdu Soliman (Effendi)
    Abu el-Wafa Dongol
    Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi
    Ahmed Mohou (Effendi)
    Alexander Floroff
    Attito Mahmud el-Nahi
    Dorothy Ginger
    Edna Fabion
    Evelyn Esther Perkins, British
    Francis Olcott Allen
    Ged el-Said (el-Hag)
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hadad Adawi
    Hassam Ahmed Dongol
    Ibrahim Mohammed el Asheery (Bey)
    Mahmoud Ali
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
    Mohammed Abd-el-Rahim Abu el-Said
    Mohammed Hassan Braish
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    Mohtar Ossman
    Morad Kassim (Bey)
    Mr. A. Barbie Harrison
    Mr. Schacht
    Rifai Abd-el-Azim
    Shiek Abu el-Kassim Dongol
    Mr. and Mrs. Edward Perkins
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

Photos 1

People 30

Modern People

  • Abd-el-Halim el-Sayed (Effendi)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Local Dignitary. Son of Benha's Omday.
  • Abd-el-Salam Hammam

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • Abdu Soliman (Effendi)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Abu el-Wafa Dongol

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Local Dignitary
  • Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Brother of Atito Mahmud el-Nahi.
  • Ahmed Mohou (Effendi)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Local Dignitary. Omdah of Beni Suef.
  • Alexander Floroff

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Surveyor for expedition.
  • Attito Mahmud el-Nahi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Brother of Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi.
  • Dorothy Ginger

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Friend of Reisner's secretary Evelyn Perkins; often present at Harvard Camp, Giza, during the 1930s and 1940s; later married a Mr. White to become Dorothy Ginger White.
  • Edna Fabion

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Evelyn Esther Perkins

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Secretary to George Reisner
  • Francis Olcott Allen

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Archaeologist/Egyptologist for the Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Ged el-Said (el-Hag)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Local Dignitary. Cousin of Mohtar Ossman.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Hadad Adawi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Hassam Ahmed Dongol

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Local Dignitary. Omdah of Giza.
  • Ibrahim Mohammed el Asheery (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Mamour of Kena and later of Benha.
  • Mahmoud Ali

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Translator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Diary translator. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926). Brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed (Head Reis 1936-1939). Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Diary translator. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926). Brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed (Head Reis 1936-1939). Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohammed Abd-el-Rahim Abu el-Said

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mohammed Hassan Braish

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Local Dignitary
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1936–1939. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926) and brother of Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator) and Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1936–1939. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926) and brother of Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator) and Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohtar Ossman

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Local Dignitary. Cousin of el Hag Gad el Said.
  • Morad Kassim (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Omdah of Dendereh.
  • Mr. A. Barbie Harrison

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Traced plans surveyed and drawn by Alexander Floroff
  • Mr. Schacht

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Rifai Abd-el-Azim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • Shiek Abu el-Kassim Dongol

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Local Dignitary

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