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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 270

Sunday, March 22, 1936 (continued)

Today in the afternoon at 3 o'clock the exhibition of the thirteen picture painted by Joseph Lindon Smith was held. Many people were invited by Mrs. Reisner and Miss Reisner to see the exhibition. The visitors were as follows - one-hundred and seven (107) ladies and one-hundred and nine (109) men. Total of them two-hundred and sixteen (216). Many of the Egyptians came to the exhibition to see pictures, for example - Prince Mohammed Ali Pasha, Mahmud Sidkey Pasha and Mahmoud Bey Thabit. All of the guests have a very good time and have their tea in the camp.

Monday, March 23, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2005 A, B

(1) G 2005
G 2005 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Lining partly destroyed on east and north. It is south of B, west of X and northeast of D. Total depth 5 meters. Drift sand, some pebble and stones. Chamber on east, cut in rock. No blocking. On northeast corner shaft X which is in the east room. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2005 B: In shaft. It is north of A, south of C, and west of chamber of shaft X. Lined with dubsh and [?] above, bound with mud and cut in rock lined with dubsh and bound with mud below. Down 6.6 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on west, cut in rock. No blocking, full of debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not started into the chamber.

Sir Miles Lampson, the High Commissioner and party visited the camp to see the thirteen pictures painted by Joseph Lindon Smith. Sir Miles and his party have their tea in the camp.

Tuesday, March 24, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 25, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2005 B, E, F

(1) G 2005
G 2005 B: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 7.5 meters. Drift sand and stones in chamber. Coffin cut in rock from north to south without lid appears in the west of the chamber. Open and empty. Drawing on page 271.

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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
    03/22/1936; 03/23/1936; 03/24/1936; 03/25/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
    Mahmoud Thabit (Bey)
    Mahmud Sidkey (Pasha)
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Prince Mohammed Ali (Pasha)
    Sir Miles Lampson
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2005

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 9

Modern People

  • 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.
  • Mahmoud Thabit (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mahmud Sidkey (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • 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.
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.
  • Prince Mohammed Ali (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Sir Miles Lampson

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks The High Commissioner