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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 666

Monday, May 16, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4121

(1) G 4121
On the top of the mastaba on south and west. Search for lining and shafts. Sand, rubble and limestone debris. Nothing exposed yet.

Eleven guards arrived from Quft, they are: Ahmed Masuwt [Ahmed Massoud], Said Hassan, Idriss Shahat, Said Halabi, Said Bedir, Hossien Elawi, Ahmed Mograby, Mahmoud Abd-el-Aal, Gad-el-Moula Haggar, Yasin Ali and Ali Hani.

Tuesday, May 17, 1938
Day of rest.

Thirteen guards left for Quft, they are: Ahmed Hassan el Nigair [Ahmed Hassan el-Nagar], Ali Mahmud Mohsen, Morsi Hassan [Mursi Hassan], Derwish Ahmed, Alam Gad el Kariem [Alam Gad el-Kerim], Dahi Mohammed Yousef, Hamid Kenawi, Berberi Ahmed, Ali Mahmud Isa, Shater Ahmed, Mousa Khalil, Mobarek Mohammed, Mohammed Tammam.

Wednesday, May 18, 1938

Work on
(1) G 4121
(2) G 4140
(3) G 4340

(1) G 4121
On the top of the mastaba, on south and west. Search for the lining of the mastaba and if there are other shafts. Search for the southwest corner for drawing. Drift sand, limestone debris and rubble. Nothing exposed.

(2) G 4140
In clearing the exposed the foundation of the chapel of the mastaba on south for drawing. Lining all gone. Drift sand. Exposed the foundation of the chapel and cleaned for drawing.

(3) G 4340
In exposing and clearing the foundation of the chapels in the mastaba for drawing. The southern chapel all destroyed. Drift sand, limestone debris and rubble. The foundation exposed and the chapels cleaned for drawing.

Thursday, May 19, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2086 A, B
(2) G 4121

(1) G 2086
G 2086 A: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    05/16/1938; 05/17/1938; 05/18/1938; 05/19/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Ahmed Hassan el-Nagar
    Ahmed Massoud
    Ahmed Mograby
    Alam Gad el-Kerim
    Ali Hani
    Ali Mahmoud Issa
    Ali Mahmoud Mohsen
    Berberi Ahmed
    Dahi Mohammed Yusef
    Derwish Ahmed
    Gad-el-Moula Haggar
    Hamid Genawi
    Hossien Elawi
    Irdiss Shahat
    Mahmud Abd-el-Aal
    Mohammed Tammam
    Mousa Khalil
    Mubarek Mohammed
    Mursi Hassan
    Said Bedir
    Said Halabi (expedition carpenter)
    Said Hassan
    Yasin Ali
    el-Shater Ahmed
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2086

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4121

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 26

Modern People

  • Ahmed Hassan el-Nagar

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

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Alam Gad el-Kerim

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

    • 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).
  • Gad-el-Moula Haggar

    • 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).
  • Hossien Elawi

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

    • 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.
  • Mahmud Abd-el-Aal

    • 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).
  • Mursi Hassan

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Said Bedir

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

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

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

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

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