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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, November 11, 1937 (continued)

(6) G 7912
G 7912 Z: Removed the coffin lid from the chamber. Two stones, and silt deposited with rain above the body. Body, head on north, left for photo.

Some of the boys and guards in binding the roofs and walls of the rooms and magazines at the camp with mud.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith arrived at the Camp at 4.25 p.m. from America.

Friday, November 12, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2008 Z
(2) G 2036a A, B, C, X

(1) G 2008
G 2008 Z: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick above and rock-cut below. It is north of Y and southwest of G 2036 X. Total depth 1.1 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and red sand. Chamber on west. Cut in red rock mixed with sand only on east lined with mud-brick. It was roofed with stones because we found one stone remains from the roofing stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2036a
Stone mastaba. North of G 2011, south of G 2036 and west of G 2025. Exposed four shafts A, B, C, X.

G 2036a A: In shaft. It is east of B and west of G 2025. Lined with dubsh on sides, only on north with stones and on east with crude brick. Down 1.3 meters. Dirty debris and limestone debris. Chamber in shaft on east. Lined with dubsh (north-south) and roofed with three stones and bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2036a B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above, only on north with stones and rock-cut below. It is west of A and east of C. Down 3.7 meters. Pebble, red sand and limestone debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2036a C: In shaft and chamber. It is west of B and east of X. Lined with dubsh above, but only with stones on north and rock-cut below. Total depth 3.5 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and pebble. Chamber on west, cut in rock. No blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2036a X: In shaft and chamber. It is west of C and northeast of G 2008 Z. Lined with crude brick on two sides south and west and with stones on north and east. Total depth 1.2 meters. Limestone debris and dirty debris. Chamber on west. Lined with crude brick and roofed with stones (roof partly destroyed). No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Attito Mahmud found in the debris west of the camp a copper object (head of Osiris with two horns and crown on head).

Some boys and guards in binding the roofs and walls of the rooms at the camp with mud and in putting limestone debris north of the office.

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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
    11/11/1937; 11/12/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Attito Mahmud el-Nahi
    Corinna Lindon Smith, American, 1876–1965
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7912

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Attito Mahmud el-Nahi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Brother of Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi.
  • 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.