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Monday, May 29, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2075
G 2075 D(2): In shaft. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is below the shaft and the chamber of G 2075 D. total depth 2.5 meters. Crude brick and stones from the roof of G 2075 D and underneath limestone debris, rubble and red debris. Chamber on west. cut in rock. Blocked with rubble and bound with traces of mud. Left for photo.

(3) G 2243
G 2243 G: Removed the body from the chamber and the linen wrappings left in place. Also removed the bottom of the pottery. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 2430
G 2430 A: In shaft. Total depth 7.85 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and stone. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Blocked with two slabs resting on crude brick and bound with traces of mud. (Partly destroyed on top on north). Blocking left for photo. Found in shaft debris: broken pottery bowls, alabaster fragment.

Today we stop the season work for the new year season in the coming winter INSHAALLAH.

Tuesday, May 30, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 31, 1939
Guards in collecting the old boxes which full of bones or pottery, east of Hans' room.
Ahmed Eff. Yusef Mustapha finished the reconstruction of the Hetepheres curtain box.

Thursday, June 1, 1939
Yasin Ali and Sayed Halabi [Said Halabi] left for Quft. Also Mustapha and Sayeh arrived from Quft.

Friday, June 2, 1939
Nothing.

Saturday, June 3, 1939
Nothing.

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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
    05/29/1939; 05/30/1939; 05/31/1939; 06/01/1939; 06/02/1939; 06/03/1939
  • Mentioned on page
    Ahmed Yusef Mustapha (Effendi)
    Hansmartin Handrick
    Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)
    Said Halabi (expedition carpenter)
    Sayeh
    Yasin Ali
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2075

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2243

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 9

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.

Modern People

  • Ahmed Yusef Mustapha (Effendi)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Chief restorer of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities at the Cairo Museum. Restorer of Hetepheres' furniture and Khufu's boat.
  • Hansmartin Handrick

    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.
  • Said Halabi (expedition carpenter)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition carpenter.
  • Sayeh

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Youngest son of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926).
  • Yasin Ali

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