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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, August 9, 1937 (continued)

(2) G 4311 (continued)
Drawing of G 4311 A.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Wednesday, August 11, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4220
(2) G 4311 B

(1) G 4220
In clearing the southwest and the southeast corners of the mastaba for drawing. Drift sand and dubsh. Exposed the southeast corner.

(2) G 4311
G 4311 B: In shaft. Lined with stones to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 2.47 meters. Sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Ended at rock. No chamber.

Thursday, August 12, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4220

(1) G 4220
In exposing the southwest and the northwest corners of the mastaba for drawing. Drift sand, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed the southwest.

Friday, August 13, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4220

(1) G 4220
In exposing the northwest and the northeast corners of the mastaba for drawing. Drift sand, limestone debris and dubsh. The corners exposed.

Mrs. and Miss Mary Reisner left Cairo at 9:30 by train to Alexandria from there to Switzerland.

Saturday, August 14, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4200, street

(1) Street G 4200
In street between G 4220 and G 4320. In clearing this place for drawing. Sand and dubsh. Crude brick wall running from east to west between these two mastabas. Cleared.

Sunday, August 15, 1937

Work on
(1) G 4220
(2) G 4333 A

(1) South of G 4220
South of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas or new shafts. Drift sand. Nothing exposed. This place is full of debris so Mr. Bill ordered us to stop work, and to leave this place for the time.

(2) G 4333
G 4333 A: In shaft. It is south of B, east of C and near the northeast corner of G 4330. Lined with dubsh above and rock cut below. Total depth 6.9 meters. Excavated before 3.4 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on north. Cut in rock. It was blocked with dubsh, because we found the remains of the blocking. Reached the rock in shaft and not started in the chamber.

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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
    08/09/1937; 08/11/1937; 08/12/1937; 08/13/1937; 08/14/1937; 08/15/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4311

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4320

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4333

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.