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Sunday, January 23, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2051

(1) G 2051
On the top of the mastaba, on north. In exposing the remains of the shafts in the mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Exposed one shaft today, not numbered yet and not started in it.

Mr. W.S. Smith arrived from England after America at 10.30 p.m., after delivering the manuscripts of the first volume of the "GIZA NECROPOLIS" to the OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

Monday, January 24, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2110

(1) West of G 2110
West of this mastaba, between it and G 2051, search for new mastabas and shafts in that place and in exposing the northeast corner of G 2051 for drawing. Sand, stones, rubble and limestone debris. Exposed some shafts not yet numbered yet.

Tuesday, January 25, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 26, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2000 T
(2) G 2042a B, D
(3) G 2042c F, H
(4) G 2110

(1) G 2000
G 2000 T: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in limestone debris and bad rock. Roofed with stones. Body, head on north, (bones broken). Left for photo.

(2) G 2042a
G 2042a B: Removed the bones from chamber II. Cleared. Drawing.


G 2042a D: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.


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  • 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
    01/23/1938; 01/24/1938; 01/25/1938; 01/26/1938
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2051

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

People 3

Modern People

  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.
  • 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.