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Monday, February 27, 1939

work on
(1) G 2085 A, B
(2) South of G 2230 and room b

(1) G 2085
G 2085 A: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is south of B, down 2.85 meters, drift sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chambers.

G 2085 B: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is north of A and south of C, drift sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

(2) G 2230
South of this mastaba. In removing the debris. Search for the rest of lining of room G 2088 c. Not yet exposed.
room b: In room, drift sand. Found in debris: a white limestone plummet.
Room cleared on a limestone debris floor above the rock.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:30: 100
9:00 to 12:00: 205
1:30 to evening: 215
Total: 520

Tuesday, February 28, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 1, 1939

work on
(1) G 2085 A, B, C, D
(2) South of G 2088 room c

(1) G 2085
G 2085 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 6.2 meters, drift sand. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2085 B: In shaft. Total depth 4.6 meters, drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

G 2085 C: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is north of B and south of C, down 4.0 meters, sand, limestone debris and pebble. Not reached the rock in shaft and reached the chamber.

(2) G 2088
G 2088 c: South and east of this room. In removing the debris. In order to expose the remains of the lining of this room, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones. Debris not yet removed. Lining not yet exposed.

cars emptied from no. 2)
6:30 to 8:00: 70
9:00 to 12:00: 155
1:30 to evening: 170
Total: 395

Today 16 guards arrived from Quft for guarding and work in the Pyramids. They are M. Tammam, Derwish Ahmed, Berberi Ahmed, Hassan Abu-el-Yosr, Mobarek Mohammed, Ali M. Issa, Ali M. Mohsen, Ahmed H. el-Nigger [Ahmed Hassan el-Nagar], Itman Yunis [Otman Yuness], Mogareby Mohammed, Ibrahim Mohammed, Mah. Yusef [Dahi Mohammed Yusef], Moussa Khalil, Mah. Abd el Azim, Hamid Genawi, Allam Gadelkari[m] [Alam Gad el-Kerim].

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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
    02/27/1939; 02/28/1939; 03/01/1939
  • Mentioned on page
    Ahmed Hassan el-Nagar
    Alam Gad el-Kerim
    Ali Mahmoud Issa
    Ali Mahmoud Mohsen
    Berberi Ahmed
    Dahi Mohammed Yusef
    Derwish Ahmed
    Hamid Genawi
    Hassan Abu el-Yusr
    Ibrahim Mohammed
    Mahmud Abd-el-Azim
    Mogareby Mohammed
    Mohammed Tammam
    Mousa Khalil
    Mubarek Mohammed
    Otman Yuness
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

Photos 1

People 18

Modern People

  • Ahmed Hassan el-Nagar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Alam Gad el-Kerim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Ali Mahmoud Issa

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Ali Mahmoud Mohsen

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Berberi Ahmed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Dahi Mohammed Yusef

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Derwish Ahmed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Hamid Genawi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Hassan Abu el-Yusr

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft). Possibly same individual as Hassan Abul Aser.
  • Ibrahim Mohammed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • 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.
  • Mahmud Abd-el-Azim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Mogareby Mohammed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • 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.
  • Mohammed Tammam

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Mousa Khalil

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Mubarek Mohammed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Otman Yuness

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).