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Thursday, September 21, 1939
Mohammedani went in and photographed the stone found east of G 5280. He found east of that (short distance) a broken stele in two fragments, and on the highest part of the stele inscription in sunk relief. It was found as a roofing stone of a shaft. He photographed it and left all in place to expose the numbers of the mastabas each one belong to and after that to be removed.

Sunday, September 24, 1939
In bounding Miss Mary's two rooms (the guest rooms before).

Wednesday, September 27, 1939

Work on:
(1) east of G 2160

(1) East of G 2160
East of this mastaba, or between it and G 4980. In the street, to expose the lining of G 2165 and the shafts for the map. Limestone debris, rubble and sand from the dump of Dr. Junker above and G 4980 and running to north. Also we built a wall west of G 4980 in the street to put the debris inside. Lining of the mastaba not yet cleared.

Thursday, September 28, 1939

Work on:
(1) East of G 2160

(1) East of G 2160
East of the mastaba in exposing the lining of G 2165. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed part of the lining of G 2165 on south. The rest of the lining not yet exposed.

Saturday, September 30, 1939

Work on:
(1) East of G 2160

(1) East of G 2160
East of that mastaba in exposing the lining of G 2165. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Remains of lining not yet exposed. We built a rubble wall between G 4980 and G 2180 to prevent the debris from fallen off in the place we are clearing.

Sunday, October 1, 1939

Work on:
(1) East of G 2160

(1) East of G 2160
East of that mastaba in removing the (Junker's debris) debris to expose the lining of G 2165. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. exposed the lining on north and not yet on east.

Monday, October 2, 1939

Work on:
(1) On top of G 2165

(1) G 2165
On top of the mastaba in removing the debris, to expose the lining on east. Limestone debris, rubble and sand. Exposed the lining on south and some of shafts. Lining on east not yet exposed.

Tuesday, October 3, 1939
Day of rest.
The Dr. ordered to give Mohammedani and Ali Mahmoud Mohsen a baksheesh. Fifty-one piasters for Mohammedani and seventeen for Ali Mahmoud. Their baksheesh for the four inscribed fragments found by them in the old excavations.

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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
    09/21/1939 through 10/03/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Ali Mahmoud Mohsen
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mohammedani Ibrahim
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2165

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4980

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 7

Modern People

  • Ali Mahmoud Mohsen

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • 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.
  • Mohammedani Ibrahim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.