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Diary Transcription:

page 1004

microfilm: begin page 1004

Monday, May 20, 1940

work on
(1) G 5482 C, D
(2) G 7530-40 [= G 7530-7540]

(1) G 5482
G 5482 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick topped with rubble and cut in rock below. It is west of B and east of D. Total depth 2.9 meters, sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. it is below shaft C. Cleared. Drawing.

G 5482 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined on north and west with masonry and on south with rubble and ends at rock. It is east of mastaba G 5480 and west of C and above the chamber of C. Total depth 2.15 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on north built of masonry and destroyed on north. It was roofed with slabs, one of the roofing slabs remains on south. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

(2) G 7530-40 [= G 7530-7540]
In clearing the chamber and having it ready for some office equipment to be removed in it because of war.
Today is the last day in the working season for this year.

Wednesday, May 29, 1940

work on
(1) L.G. 71 a-d

(1) L.G. 71
rooms a-d: Guards in cleaning these rooms of that rock cut tomb and have it ready for the Mudir and the ladies to stay in them because of war. That tomb is east of the northeast corner of G 7510. The tomb is cut in rock, sand, dirty debris, limestone debris, rubble and stones.
rooms b, c, d cleaned.
room a for Miss Perkins and Miss Ginger.
rooms b and c office and dining room for the Mudir and the Hawagat.
room d for the Mudir (bedroom and bathroom).
Drawing of the rock cut tomb will be on page 1005.

microfilm: end page 1004

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
    05/20/1940; 05/29/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Dorothy Ginger
    Evelyn Esther Perkins, British
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Dorothy Ginger

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Friend of Reisner's secretary Evelyn Perkins; often present at Harvard Camp, Giza, during the 1930s and 1940s; later married a Mr. White to become Dorothy Ginger White.
  • Evelyn Esther Perkins

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Secretary to George Reisner
  • 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.
  • 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.