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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 443

Friday, February 12, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Saturday, February 13, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Sunday, February 14, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Monday, February 15, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Tuesday, February 16, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, February 17, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Thursday, February 18, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Friday, February 19, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Saturday, February 20, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

(AT NOON STOPPED THE WORK, BECAUSE THE WAFKA OF THE BIG EID)

Sunday, February 21, 1937
BIG EID DAY, NO WORK TODAY

Monday, February 22, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a
(2) G 7411

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

(2) G 7411
In the mastaba on northwest. Search for new shafts. This mastaba is a small mastaba, north of G 7410. Black debris, stones, sand and white limestone debris underneath. Reached the rock in shaft. No shafts found.

Tuesday, February 23, 1937
Day of rest.
Dahi Ahmed arrived from the Sudan (he has worked with Dr. Blackman in Sesbi, Dongola).

Wednesday, February 24, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of the Khufu pyramid.

Thursday, February 25, 1937

Work on
(1) area north of G I-a
(2) G 7620
(3) G 7631

(1) North of G I-a
In removing the debris in the area north of G I-a. Over the causeway of Khufu pyramid.

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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
    02/12/1937 through 02/25/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Aylward Manley Blackman, British, 1883–1956
    Dahi Ahmed (expedition photographer)
    Khufu
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 5

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

  • Aylward Manley Blackman

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1883–1956
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Dahi Ahmed (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photograher.
  • 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.