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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, March 25, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2005 (continued)
G 2005 F: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh and stones above and bound with mud and rock below. It is north of Y and east of the serdab of the mastaba. Total depth 3.55 meters. Excavated before 2.55 meters. Stones, paper and sand. Chamber on south. In the southeast corner of the shaft, cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Mr. Joseph Lindon Smith and Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith left camp to America today at 8:20 in the morning.

Thursday, March 26, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2005 C
(2) G 2006 A, B
(3) G 2007

(1) G 2005
G 2005 C: In shaft. In removing the south wall of the shaft, lined with dubsh and bound with mud. It is north of B and east of E. Total depth 3.15 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and dubsh form the wall which we removed it. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2006
On the top of the mastaba. In the street north of it and street east of it. Lined with stones. East of mastaba G 2003, north of G 2005, west of G 2007 and south of G 2032. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and potsherds. Exposed shafts A, B and X on the south of the mastaba, south of A and west of X, an inscribed limestone stela.

G 2006 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud above, and rock below. It is south of B. Down 3.15 meters. Limestone debris, pebble, dubsh and stones fallen in shaft. Found in shaft debris: fragment of limestone drum uninscribed [36-3-36]. Not reached the rock in shaft, not reached the chamber.

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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
    03/25/1936; 03/26/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Corinna Lindon Smith, American, 1876–1965
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2003

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2005

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2006

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2007

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2032

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Corinna Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1965
  • 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.