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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, February 13, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2054

(1) G 2054
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts and lettering them. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Exposed four shafts A, B, X, Y. In front the southern niche appears an offering stone [38-3-22] incised [inscribed for Kaankh(?)]. Left for photo. Drawing of G 2054 with shafts.

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PROF. EDGELL AND MR. AND MRS. LINDON SMITH VISITED THE HOUSE OF MOHAMMED AND MAHMOUD SAID TODAY AT QUFT, THEY SPENT THE NIGHT. THEY WENT TO THE DESERT EAST OF QUFT TO THE SITE WHERE DR. REISNER FIRST START EXAMINING THE DESERT IN 1889.

Monday, February 14, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2054 A, B, X, Y
(2) G 2100 X, Y, Z

(1) G 2054
G 2054 A: In shaft. Lined above with rubble to the beginning of the bad rock. It is south of B. Total depth 2 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and red debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.

G 2054 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble, crude brick underneath and cut in rock below. It is north of A. Total depth 6.2 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and dirty debris. Chamber on south. Cut rock. No blocking. Reached the rock in shaft and not started in the chamber.

G 2054 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick on three sides, only on north with rubble, and cut in bad rock below. It is east of Y and south of A. Total depth 2.7 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on north. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    02/13/1938; 02/14/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Corinna Lindon Smith, American, 1876–1965
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    George Harold Edgell
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
    Kaankh(?) (G 2054)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2051

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2053

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2054

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 7

Ancient People

  • Kaankh(?) (G 2054)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 2054. Crudely inscribed offering basin of Kaankh(?) (38-3-22) (remaining inscription unintelligible); found in situ east of south niche of G 2054.

Modern People

  • Corinna Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1965
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Harold Edgell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA Director
  • 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.