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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, May 15, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2420 (continued)
Mohamedani photographed the first statuette and left the excavations to go to the village without any permission at 10:30 in the morning. After removing the first statuette we find the head and another statuette, we send for Mohamedani to photograph the objects but we could not find him, then the Mudir ordered Mustapha to photograph the statuette and the head and ordered us to write that in the diary.

Saturday, May 16, 1936

work on
(1) G 2420 A, B, C, D

(1) G 2420
G 2420 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh, but only on west partly destroyed. It is south of B, east of E and north of room a. Total depth 1.65 meters, sand, limestone debris, and dubsh. Chamber on east lined with dubsh. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 2420 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh, partly destroyed on west. It is north of A, south of C, and east of F. Total depth 1.73 meters, sand, some limestone debris and stones. Chamber on east lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared.

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G 2420 C: In shaft and chamber. It is north of B, south of I, lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.80 meters, sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on south lined with dubsh. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    05/15/1936; 05/16/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mohammedani Ibrahim
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mohammedani Ibrahim

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