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Tuesday, October 8, 1912

Men arrived from Quft. First lot of about sixty with Said Ahmed. Get them cleaning camp.
Mr. Childs Frick called about 11 a.m., on his way from the Abyssinian trip to America. Had lunch and stayed until about four. Saw excavations.

Ordered shaft south of G 2024 cleared.
Laid out work east of G 2300 [= G 5190].

Wednesday, October 9, 1912

Opened work in old concession east of G 2300 [= G 5190].


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  • 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
    10/08/1912; 10/09/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Mr. Childs Frick
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2024

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5190

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 3

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • 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.
  • Mr. Childs Frick

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.