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Thursday, July 22, 1937

Work on
(1) Street G 4300

(1) Street G 4300
In the street east of G 4311, search for the lining of the mastaba on east, and to expose the southeast corner for drawing. Drift sand, stones and dubsh. Nothing exposed yet.

Friday, July 23, 1937

Work on
(1) Street G 4300

(1) Street G 4300
In the street, east of G 4311, search for the lining of the mastaba on east and the southeast corner for drawing. Also on south, in the street north of G 4310 for drawing. Exposed the southeast corner and some of the lining on east.

Saturday, July 24, 1937

Work on
(1) Street G 4300

(1) Street G 4300
In the street, east of G 4311 in exposing the lining on east and in clearing between it and G 4320 for drawing. Drift sand, stones, dubsh and limestone debris. Exposed the lining on east.

Sunday, July 25, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4311

(1) G 4311
In preparing a railway line from this mastaba running to west, south of G 4220, to remove the debris from this mastaba and the debris south of G 4220.

Sen[t] a letter to Ahmed Sayed [Ahmed Said Ahmed] enclos[ing] the list of the guards coming to the camp.

Monday, July 26, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4311

(1) G 4311
On the top of the mastaba. Search for the remains of the shafts of this mastaba, and to expose between it and G 4320. Sand, stones and dubsh. Remains of shafts not yet exposed.

Tuesday, July 27, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, July 28, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4311

(1) G 4311
On the top of the mastaba. Search for the remains of shafts of this mastaba. Sand, stones and dubsh. Exposed shaft B, it is north of A.

Received a telegram from Ahmed Said [Ahmed Said Ahmed] say[ing] "guards left Quft by the 5 p.m. train, will arrive at Giza 6 a.m."

Thursday, July 29, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4311

(1) G 4311
On the top of the mastaba, on west. Search for lining of the mastaba. Sand, dubsh and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

Eleven guards arrived today, also Attito [Attito Mahmud] and Abd el Salam. Eleven guards left today, also Mahmud Ali and Ahmed.

Friday, July 30, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4311

(1) G 4311
In clearing the lining and the corners of the mastaba. Sand, stones, and dubsh. Nothing exposed yet.

Saturday, July 31, 1937

Work on
(1) Street G 4200

(1) Street G 4200
In the street, west of the mastaba G 4311. In clearing the lining and the northwest corner. Sand, stones and dubsh. Exposed the linings but not the corners.

Sunday, August 1, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2375
(2) G 4200, street

(1) G 2375
Removed a column from the chapel of the mastaba for photo. Below this column we found: forty six small alabaster dishes and one alabaster jar.

(2) Street G 4200
In the street, west of G 4311. In clearing the lining of the mastaba and the lining between it and G 4320. Stones, dubsh and sand.

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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
    07/22/1937 through 08/01/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-el-Salam Abd-el-Latif
    Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi
    Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]
    Attito Mahmud el-Nahi
    Mahmoud Ali
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 7

Modern People

  • Abd-el-Salam Abd-el-Latif

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Brother of Atito Mahmud el-Nahi.
  • Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926), brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936-1939) and Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator).
  • Attito Mahmud el-Nahi

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.