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Wednesday, March 17, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413
(2) G 7631

(1) G 7413
On the top of the mastaba on east. In exposing the building of the mastaba for drawing. Limestone debris, rubble, stones and sand. Nothing exposed.

(2) G 7631
In clearing the rock cut sloping passage tomb. For drawing. The sloping passage from east to west and started with the stairs cut in rock. On north cut in rock but on south built with stones. The room of the tomb on west and cut through another chamber of another shaft south of this mastaba. Black debris and some limestone debris. Cleared.

Thursday, March 18, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413

(1) G 7413
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining for drawing. Limestone debris, rubble, and sand. Not yet exposed.

Friday, March 19, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413

(1) G 7413
On the top of the mastaba on east. In exposing the lining of the mastaba for drawing. Stones, limestone debris, rubble and sand. Not yet exposed.

Saturday, March 20, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413

(1) G 7413
On the top of the mastaba on east. In exposing the lining for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand. In the mastaba appears rock cut tomb A opened to east. And north of appears shaft B and west of it C. The mastaba cleared and not started in shafts.

Sunday, March 21, 1937

No work today. The boys and the guards in cleaning around the house and preparing the places for the cars for the exhibition. TODAY IS THE EXHIBITION DAY AND THE MEETING OF THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. HOLMES AT 4 p.m. IN THE HARVARD CAMP. (264 people and 122 cars). VERY FINE AND GOOD DAY. EVERYTHING IS WELL. HOPING TO KEEP OUR MUDIR. Mrs. and Miss REISNER FOR THE SAME DAY EVERY YEAR.

Monday, March 22, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413 A, B
(2) G 7763 B

(1) G 7413
G 7413 A: In the rock cut tomb. Cut in rock, south of shaft B, excavated before by the Service des Antiquities. Now we cleared the tomb for drawing. Limestone debris, rubble and stones. The passage opens to east, built with stones and roofed with stones. Limestone coffin from north to south, lid gone. Found open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    03/17/1937; 03/18/1937; 03/19/1937; 03/20/1937; 03/21/1937; 03/22/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Holmes
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 7413

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7631

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7763

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. 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.

Groups 1