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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 444

Thursday, February 25, 1937(continued)

(2) G 7620
In the mastaba. It is east of the big mastaba G 7510. Search for new shafts in the mastaba. Limestone debris and black debris. No new shafts found.

(3) G 7631
In the mastaba. It is southeast of the big mastaba G 7510. Search for new shafts west of the serdab. White limestone debris. No new shafts found.

Friday, February 26, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Saturday, February 27, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Mr. and Mrs. Holmes and Miss Cliford were shown through the Eastern Cemetery by Dr. G.A. Reisner. (Miss Perkins and Mohammed with them.)

Sunday, February 28, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Mustapha went to Quft on vacation. Mahmud Said went to Quft to meet Mr. and Mrs. Lindon Smith and Miss Joanne Bass in their visit to Mahmud's and Mohammed ['s] house at Quft, they stayed from 2nd of March Tuesday morning to 3rd of March, Wednesday 9:30, they left Quft after breakfast.

Monday, March 1, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Tuesday, March 2, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 3, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Eighteen boxes of skeletons packed today from No. 227 to 244.

Thursday, March 4, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Thirty two boxes of skeletons packed today from No. 245 to 278.

Friday, March 5, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Saturday, March 6, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.
Found in debris: faience Bes, faience bead with holes, udjat eye (faience), small limestone basis uninscribed, one small limestone fragment inscribed (in relief), one small limestone fragment with head of a sheep, one small limestone fragment with a hand and stick, one small limestone fragment with a waist of a body, two well made limestone inscribed fragments (in relief), one small limestone fragment inscribed (in relief), one small limestone inscribed fragment, one small limestone fragment inscribed (sunk relief).

They are north of G I-a, over the causeway of Khufu pyramid cleared.

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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
    02/25/1937 through 03/06/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Corinna Lindon Smith, American, 1876–1965
    Evelyn Esther Perkins, British
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Joanne Bass
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
    Miss Cliford
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)
    Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Holmes
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 11

Modern People

  • Corinna Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1965
  • Evelyn Esther Perkins

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Secretary to George Reisner
  • 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.
  • 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 Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Miss Cliford

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.

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