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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 44

Friday, April 26, 1935 (continued)

(3) G 1369
G 1369 A: Debris five stones and bound mud. Body [35-4-44] head east. Body left for photo.

(4) G 1370
G 1370 A: Removed chamber blocking. Debris two stones and bound mud. Body [35-4-45] head east.

(5) G 1401
G 1401 A: Removed the skeleton [35-4-43] from chamber [IV].

(6) G 1407
To expose the corners of the mastaba. Sand. Exposed the corners.

Carpenter worked in the Camp.

Saturday, April 27, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2210

(1) G 2210
Search for southwest corner. Sand and limestone debris. Corner not exposed.

Sunday, April 28, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2210

(1) G 2210
Search for the corners of the mastaba. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Exposed the northwest corner and southeast corner on the rock. The southwest corner lined with dubsh and small stones not reached the rock in the southwest and northeast corners.

Carpenter worked in camp.

Monday, April 29, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1369 A
(2) G 1370 A
(3) G 2210

(1) G 1369
G 1369 A: Removed the body [35-4-44] from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 1370
G 1370 A: Removed the body [35-4-45] from chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2210
Search for the northeast corner of the mastaba. Sand and limestone debris. Not reached the rock in the corner.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindon Smith arrived from Bagdad today.
Carpenter worked in the camp.

Tuesday, April 30, 1935
Day of rest.
Carpenter worked in the Camp.

Wednesday, May 1, 1935

Work on
(1) G 1206 E
(2) G 1208 B
(3) G 1219 C
(4) G 2210

(1) G 1206
G 1206 E: In chamber. Sand. Cleared the chamber and the coffin with this lid. The coffin is cut in rock. Lid left for photo.

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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
    04/26/1935; 04/27/1935; 04/28/1935; 04/29/1935; 04/30/1935
  • 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 8

  • G 1206

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1208

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1219

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1369

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1401

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2210

    • 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.