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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, May 8, 1939 (continued)

(7) G 2239b
G 2239b A: Removed the body [39-5-23] from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(8) G 2239c
G 2239c A: Removed the body [39-5-24] from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(9) G 2241
G 2241 A: Removed the bones of the body from chamber II and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(10) G 5210 chapel
Found on top of the room on south. Two limestone fragments with decorations and inscriptions in relief.

(11)G 5211
Mr. Bill, found on top of mastaba: limestone fragment with head and breast of figure in relief on it. Also we found east of this mastaba in the debris: small limestone fragments with two signs in relief. Removed these stones to the camp and they are perhaps from the chapel of G 5110.

In preparing a railway line north of G 2230 and G 2231, in order to expose the foundation of the mastaba G 2240 on north. Guards in building the guard hut on top of G 2220.

Tuesday, May 9 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 10 1939

Work on
(1) north of G 2240
(2) G 2241 B
(3) G 2243 C, G
(4) G 2244 B, C, D

(1) North of G 2240
In removing the dump debris searching for the foundation of G 2240 on north, and searching for the head of the kneeling statue found before. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Found in debris: limestone object (perhaps a fruit case?). Foundation not yet exposed. Head not yet found.

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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
    05/08/1939; 05/09/1939; 05/10/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2230+2231

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2239

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2241

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2243

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2244

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5211

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 10

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • 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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.