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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, March 8, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409] (continued)
Drawing of G 1408+9 D

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, March 9, 1935

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

(1) West of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On west of the mastaba and on east of mastaba G 1407. Sand and limestone debris. To expose the building of the mastaba on west. Exposed the building but not reached the end of the building.

Five men preparing the place for the cars near the tennis court, because the cocktail will be on 18 of March.

Sunday, March 10, 1935

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

(1) South of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On south of the mastaba in the street which is between this mastaba and Dr. Junker's mud brick mastaba and east of G 1407. Drift sand. To clear the street and to expose the mastaba on the south. The street not cleared.

Preparing and cleaning the place for the cars for the cocktail.

Monday, March 11, 1935

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

(1) South of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On south of the mastaba. In the street between the mastaba and Dr. Junker's mud brick mastaba and east of G 1407. Sand, black debris and dubsh. Street not yet cleared.

Some guards preparing and cleaning the place for the cars for the cocktail.

Tuesday, March 12, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 13, 1935

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

(1) South of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On south of the mastaba. In the street between this mastaba and Dr. Junker's mud brick mastaba. Sand, black debris and dubsh. Two stone courses from the mastaba casing appear running on mud on the rock. Street not cleared.

Some guards preparing the place for the cars for the cocktail. Three guards brushing the veranda with black color.

Thursday, March 14, 1935

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

(1) South of G 1408+9 [= G 1408+1409]
On south of the mastaba. In the street. Sand, black debris and dubsh running on mud brick on rock. Street not yet cleared.

Some guards preparing the place for the cars for the cocktail. Stop the work at noon. "El Wakfa."

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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
    03/08/1935 through 03/14/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • 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.
  • 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.