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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, February 10, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2054

(1) G 2054
On the top of the mastaba, in exposing the lining and the shafts. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

We stopped the work at 11 a.m. Because of the WAKFA OF THE EID.
MAHMOUD SAID AHMED left for Quft to meet Prof. Edgell and Mr. and Mrs. Lindon Smith, in their visit to Quft.

Wednesday, February 9, 1938 (continued)

(1) G 2110 (continued)
G 2110 P. Drawing of shaft.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2110 Q. Drawing of shaft.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, February 11, 1938
Day of rest.
Big Bairam. "EL EED EL KEBEER", "EED EL DAHIYA"

Saturday, February 12, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2053 B
(2) G 2052 A
(3) G 2054

(1) G 2053
G 2053 B: Removed the chamber blocking. On stone, small rubble and mud bound. In chamber sand. Body, head on west. Left for photo.

(2) G 2052
G 2052 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Two stones, rubble, limestone debris and mud bound. Body head on north and underneath his head a stone used as a head rest. Left for photo.

(3) G 2054
On the top of the mastaba in exposing the lining and the shafts. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. The mastaba is a crude brick mastaba and shafts not yet exposed. This mastaba is north of G 2051 and west of G 2053. On the east side of the mastaba appears two crude brick niches.

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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
    02/09/1938; 02/10/1938; 02/11/1938; 02/12/1938
  • Mentioned on page
    Corinna Lindon Smith, American, 1876–1965
    George Harold Edgell
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2051

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2052

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2053

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2054

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Corinna Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1965
  • George Harold Edgell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA Director
  • 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 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.