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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, January 20, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810
(2) G 7820

(1) G 7810
On the top of the mastaba, south of shaft A. Big mastaba, lined with stones. It is north of mastaba G 7510 and east of mastaba G 7820. White limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed shaft B.

(2) G 7820
On the top of the mastaba, south of shaft A. Big mastaba, lined with stones. North of G 7510, west of G 7810. Search for shaft B. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and debris underneath. Shaft B not yet exposed.
Drawing of the two mastabas G 7810 and G 7820.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, January 21, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 22, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2134 X
(2) G 7810 B

(1) G 2134
G 2134 X: Removed the relief inscribed stela which roofed the chamber of this shaft. It has a cartouche with the name of (Khufu). Sketch of the stone on page 236.

(2) G 7810
G 7810 B: In shaft. It is south of A. Lined with big stones above and rock below. Down 4.2 meters. White limestone debris, underneath limestone debris and sand. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

Thursday, January 23, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810 B

(1) G 7810
G 7810 B: In shaft. Down 7.1 meters. White limestone and smooth sand. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Friday, January 24, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7810 B

(1) G 7810
G 7810 B: In shaft. Down 9.5 meters. White limestone, smooth sand and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft.

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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
    01/20/1936; 01/21/1936; 01/22/1936; 01/23/1936; 01/24/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2134

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7810

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7820

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.

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.