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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, March 19, 1938 (continued)

(2) West of G 2160
West of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. Search for chapels. The mastaba and the shafts between these mastabas in the street are mapped and shafts have tomb cards. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and stones. Nothing exposed yet.

Sunday, March 20, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2140

(1) East of G 2140
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. Search for chapels. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Nothing exposed.

THE COCKTAIL PARTY: An exhibition of paintings by Joseph Lindon Smith was held at 4 p.m. at the Harvard Camp. The guests were 258 and the cars were 105. THE DAY WAS A GRAND DAY. EVERYTHING WAS ALL RIGHT. MRS. AND MISS REISNER WERE LOOKING FOR EVERYBODY IN THE EXHIBITION AND ALSO ALL THE EXPEDITION STAFF.

Monday, March 21, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2140

(1) East of G 2140
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2160. Search for chapels. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Nothing exposed.

Tuesday, March 22, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 23, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2052 A
(2) G 2140

(1) G 2052
G 2052 A: Removed the body from the chamber. The remains of the wrappings are very decayed. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) East of G 2140
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2160. Search for chapels. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. The street is cleared to a rock floor and no chapels found.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindon Smith left at 11:30 a.m. to America. With them we sent two inscribed limestone fragments, found in the street, east of G 2120. Also with them we sent a box full of plates from Barkal etc.

Thursday, March 24, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2110

(1) East of G 2110
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2130. Search for small mastabas. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Nothing exposed.

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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
    03/19/1938; 03/20/1938; 03/21/1938; 03/22/1938; 03/23/1938; 03/24/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Corinna Lindon Smith, American, 1876–1965
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2052

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 6

Modern People

  • Corinna Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1965
  • 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.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • 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.
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.