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page 836

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Monday, October 9, 1939
Work on our new road for the cars. All the boys and the guards

(1) Work on G 2165. Removed the inscribed offering basin (39-10-4), which was in front of the stone of the southern [should read: northern] stele on east of the mastaba. Sketch.

Tuesday, October 10, 1939
Day of rest

Wednesday, October 11, 1939
In clearing our new road, we are now near the southwest corner of the great Pyramid. Also we built a rubble wall west of the great pyramid to block the road. Between the Pyramid and out western field. Also we blocked the Fayuum road by building a rubble wall, beside our wooden gate.

Thursday, October 12, 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2350 R [= G 5290]

(1) G 2350 [= G 5290]
G 2350 R [= G 5290 R]: Removed the debris which was above the stele in the roof of the shaft. Limestone debris and small rubble. Cleared the stele. It is a big stele, inscribed in relief and with decoration in relief. Left in place for photo. Also in clearing our new road from the southwest corner to Junker's road (beginning of).

Friday, October 13, 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2353 Y

(1) G 2353
G 2353 Y: Removed the stele which was found in the roof of the shaft. After draw it and photographed it. Also we put some wire in our private road, and we finished cleared our new road. We stop every work because of the beginning of Ramadan month (orders given by the Mudir). Sketch of the stele, on page 837.

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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
    10/09/1939; 10/10/1939; 10/11/1939; 10/12/1939; 10/13/1939
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2165

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2353

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 4

Modern People

  • 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.
  • 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.