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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, May 31, 1937 (continued)

(6) G 2397 (continued)
G 2397 D: Removed the remains of the blocking of the chamber and started in it. Stones, mud bound and limestone debris, dubsh and sand in chamber. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, June 1, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, June 2, 1937

Work on
(1) G I-a

(1) G I-a
In clearing the north-south street of this pyramid and in clearing the rooms of the pyramid. Search for inscribed fragments in the big room of the pyramid (the western room), the small room on south is cleared before. Debris, stones, dubsh, limestone debris and dirty debris. Street not yet cleared.

Thursday, June 3, 1937

Work on
(1) G I-a

(1) G I-a
In the east-west street, between the small room and the big room of the pyramid. Debris as yesterday. Not yet cleared.

Prepared things needed in packing objects for the Cairo museum and for the Boston museum.

Friday, June 4, 1937

Work on
(1) G I-a

(1) G I-a
In the big room of the pyramid (the western room). Debris as before. Not yet cleared.

In packing the inscribed stones of the Boston museum. The carpenter is working in [on] boxes for the objects.

Saturday, June 5, 1937

Work on
(1) G I-a

(1) G I-a
In the west big room of the pyramid. Stones, dubsh, limestone debris and dirty debris. Room not yet cleared.

In packing the Cairo museum objects.

Sunday, June 6, 1937

Work on
(1) G I-a

(1) G I-a
In the west room of the pyramid (big room). Stones, dubsh, limestone debris and dirty debris.

In packing the Cairo museum objects.

Monday, June 7, 1937

Work on
(1) G I-a

(1) G I-a
In the western room of the pyramid. Stones, dubsh, limestone debris and dirty debris. Room not yet cleaned.

In packing objects in boxes. Five B.G.S. boxes packed, numbers 471 - 475 and also three sugar boxes, numbers BG 422 - 424.

Tuesday, June 8, 1937
Day of rest.

In packing objects. Five sugar boxes packed, No. 437 - 411. Also two boxes (No. 10), B.G.S 476 - 477.

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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
    05/31/1937 through 06/08/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2397

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G I-a

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • 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.