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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, August 27, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4310

(1) G 4310
East of this mastaba. In the street G 4300. Search for mud brick chapel. Drift sand. Limestone debris, dubsh and broken stones. Found shafts exposed near this mastaba on east. Shafts not yet numbered and not started in. Nothing exposed today.

Saturday, August 28, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4310

(1) G 4310
East of this mastaba. In street G 4300. Search for a mud brick chapel. Drift sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Uninscribed stela on north of the mastaba. Not reached the end of the mastaba on north.

Sunday, August 29, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4312

(1) East of G 4312 (Street G 4300)
East of this mastaba, in street G 4300. To expose if the shafts from G 4310 or from a small mastaba east of G 4310. Drift sand, limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Exposed that the four shafts belonged to a small mastaba numbered G 4312, and the shafts numbered A, B, C, and D. East of this mastaba G 4312 appears a small stone (perhaps from an uninscribed stela), and east of this stone appears a simple offering stone [37-9-1] with two vertical inscribed lines on each end with a cartouche of Khufu (the lines one on right and the other on left.) The stone left in place for photo. Drawing of the mastaba.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, August 30, 1937

Work on
(1) Street G 4300

(1) Street G 4300
In the street, east of G 4312. In clearing the east side of the mastaba. Drift sand, limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. The mastaba lining exposed with small stones partly destroyed.

Tuesday, August 31, 1937
Day of rest.

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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
    08/27/1937; 08/28/1937; 08/29/1937; 08/30/1937; 08/31/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 3

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.

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.