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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 447

Monday, March 22, 1937(continued)

(1) G 7413 (continued)
G 7413 B: In shaft and chamber, cut in rock. North of rock cut tomb A. It is excavated before by the Service. We only cleared it for drawing. Total depth 4.2 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and stones. Chamber on east, cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 7763
G 7763 B: This shaft is excavated before. Chamber on west, only we photographed and traced the body which was left in the chamber without photo.

Tuesday, March 23, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 24, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413 C

(1) G 7413
G 7413 C: In shaft and chamber. It is west of B. Excavated before by the Service. Only we cleared it for drawing. Lined with crude brick above and rock below. Total depth 3.75 meters. Limestone debris, rubble and stones. Chamber on east, cut in rock. No blocking. Limestone coffin cut in rock from north to south, without lid. Only one stone from the lid remains. Cleared. Drawing. Drawing of shaft C. The drawing of the mastaba on page 448.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Removed the railway from the Eastern Cemetery north of G I-a to the Western Cemetery north of mastaba G 2429.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindon Smith and Miss Joanne Bass left for America on the 9:00 train to Alexandria.

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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
    03/22/1937; 03/23/1937; 03/24/1937
  • Mentioned on page
    Corinna Lindon Smith, American, 1876–1965
    Joanne Bass
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
    Khufu
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2429

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7413

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7763

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G I-a

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 6

Ancient People

  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.

Modern People

  • Corinna Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1965
  • Joanne Bass

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor
  • 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.