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Friday, March 15, 1935
"El Aid El Kebir"

Saturday, March 16, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409] on south

(1) South of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On south of mastaba. In the street. Drift sand and stones. Running on mud brick above the rock in the street on west. Street not yet cleared.

Cleaning the place for the cars east of the lower house.

Sunday, March 17, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409] on south

(1) South of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
South of the mastaba in the street on west. Sand, dubsh, and underneath limestone debris. Potsherds and black debris. Cleared the street on mud floor on the rock. Only east of the street not cleared. Exposed the casing of the mastaba on south lined with stones.

Some guards cleaning around the house and inside the court for the cocktail.

Monday, March 18, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409] on south and SII

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On south of the mastaba. In the street on west. Sand, dubsh and debris. Street on east not yet cleared.

G 1408+9 SII: We said before that we clean this serdab on mud floor on the rock. We imagine for the mud floor and we broke it we found underneath it the shaft F. Lined with mud brick. The east half appears to us form serdab and the other half the west half run underneath the stone building of mastaba G 1408+9. Shaft left for photo.

A telegram came from Ahmed Sayed [Ahmed Said Ahmed] say that the guards will come tomorrow morning at Giza station.

Tuesday, March 19, 1935
Day of rest.
Nine guards arrived from Quft today. They are: Ahmed El Mezlef [Ahmed el-Mizlef], Ali Hani, Ali Mahmoud Issa, Otman Yuness, Barbari Ahmed, Hassan Abu El Yosre [Hassan Abu el-Yusr], Mahmud Abd El Aal, Mohamed Tantawi, Mussa Kalil [Mousa Khalil]. Darwish works from the beginning of the month.

Wednesday, March 20, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209 on south

(1) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street between this mastaba and Dr. Junker's mud brick mastaba. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. To clear the street on east and to expose the east corner of mastaba G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]. Street not yet cleared.

Today nine guards left for Quft. They are: Mahmud Abd El Aziz, Mogairby Mohamed [Mogareby Mohammed], El Shater Ahmed, Mobarek Mohamed, Gad El Mula Haggar, Horagi Mohamed, Abd El Azim Tantawi, Said Hassan, Amer Ilaian.

Thursday, March 21, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209 on south and in the street

(1) South of G 1209
On south of this mastaba. In the street. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Street not yet cleared on east.

Friday, March 22, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1155 L
(2) G 1209 on south

(1) G 1155
G 1155 L: Floroff [drew] the body in chamber II. We remove[d] it after drawing.

(2) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. In the street. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. To clear the street on east and to expose the corner of mastaba G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]. Street not year cleared on east.

The Mudir ordered Hamid Kenawi, Yassen Ali [Yasin Ali], and Mostapha Abu El Hamd [Mustapha Abu el-Hamd] to go to Syria with Mr. Lake.

Saturday, March 23, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1209

(1) South of G 1209
On south of the mastaba. Limestone debris dubsh, sand and broken mud brick. To clear the street on east and to expose the corner of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]. Street not cleared on east.

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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
    03/15/1935 through 03/23/1935
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-el-Azim Tantawi
    Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]
    Ahmed el-Mizlef
    Alexander Floroff
    Ali Hani
    Ali Mahmoud Issa
    Amer Ilaian
    Berberi Ahmed
    Derwish Ahmed
    Gad-el-Moula Haggar
    Hamid Genawi
    Hassan Abu el-Yusr
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Horagi Mohamed
    Mahmud Abd-el-Aal
    Mahmud Abd-el-Aziz
    Mogareby Mohammed
    Mohamed Tantawi
    Mousa Khalil
    Mr. Lake
    Mubarek Mohammed
    Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)
    Otman Yuness
    Said Hassan
    Yasin Ali
    el-Shater Ahmed
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 28

Modern People

  • Abd-el-Azim Tantawi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926), brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936-1939) and Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator).
  • Ahmed el-Mizlef

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Alexander Floroff

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Surveyor for expedition.
  • Ali Hani

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Ali Mahmoud Issa

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Amer Ilaian

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Berberi Ahmed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Derwish Ahmed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Gad-el-Moula Haggar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Hamid Genawi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Hassan Abu el-Yusr

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft). Possibly same individual as Hassan Abul Aser.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Horagi Mohamed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • 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.
  • Mahmud Abd-el-Aal

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Mahmud Abd-el-Aziz

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Mogareby Mohammed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Mohamed Tantawi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • 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.
  • Mousa Khalil

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Mr. Lake

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mubarek Mohammed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.
  • Otman Yuness

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Said Hassan

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Yasin Ali

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • el-Shater Ahmed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).