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microfilm: begin page 370

Saturday, July 18, 1936

work on
(1) G 2416 D
(2) G 2424

(1) G 2416
G 2416 D: Bill down in chamber III. Removed the wooden semi-circular end piece [36-7-33] and the colored decayed cloth [36-7-36, 36-7-37].

(2) G 2424
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining on east and north and the shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Exposed three shafts. Not yet numbered and not yet started in. Exposed the lining on north only and not on east.

Sunday, July 19, 1936

work on
(1) 2416 A, D
(2) G 2418 G, V
(3) G 2424
(4) G 2425
(5) G 2426

(1) G 2416
G 2416 A: Mohammed Sayyed down into the chamber. To draw the remains of the wooden coffin and the fragments of bones which were inside the cut in rock coffin. Coffin cleaned and found empty. Drawing.


G 2416 D: In chamber III: Removed the remains of the colored cloth and the bones of the body. Found underneath the body: barrel beads and ring beads. Cleared. Drawing on page 371.

(2) G 2418
G 2418 G: Removed the body from chamber II. Cleared. Drawing.


microfilm: end page 370


  • 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
    07/18/1936; 07/19/1936
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

Published Documents 2

People 3

Modern People

  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.