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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, December 9, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2370
(2) G 2402
(3) G 4816 A

(1) G 2370
Removed some of the stones of the mastaba room, which were on the debris north of G 2411 and put the stones on the room roof, because they are inscribed and painted with colors, and we [are] afraid of the rain.

(2) G 2402
On the top of the mastaba, on north. Small mastaba, lined with stones, east of mastaba G 2400, north of mastaba G 2406 and west of the mastaba G 2407. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, black debris and some potsherds. Not yet exposing shafts and building of the mastaba on east and north.

(3) G 4816
G 4816 A: Removed the body from chamber II and cleared the shaft and chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, December 10, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, December 11, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2110 A
(2) G 2375 A

(1) G 2110
G 2110 A: In shaft. It is north of the mastaba - lined with stones above. Down 5.5 meters. Excavated before 3.95 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(2) G 2375
G 2375 A: Removed the remain[ing] fragments of the skeleton which we found inside the coffin in the room. Found in mastaba debris: small alabaster dish.

Thursday, December 12, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2110 A

(1) G 2110
G 2110 A: In shaft, rock below. The corners of south wider than the corners on the north. Down 7.5 meters. Red limestone debris mixed with pebbles and some dubsh. Not reached the rock in the shaft.

Mr. Joseph Lindon Smith and Miss Bettie arrived at 9:40 p.m.

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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
    12/09/1935; 12/10/1935; 12/11/1935; 12/12/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Elizabeth Eaton
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4816

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Elizabeth Eaton

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Miss Bettie Eaton worked at MFA in Boston and visited the Giza site.
  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. 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.