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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, December 18, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In shafts. It is rock below. Down 3 meters. Limestone debris, and stones. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Saturday, December 19, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In shaft. Down 6 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Sunday, December 20, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In shaft. Down 8.5 meters. Limestone debris, and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Monday, December 21, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In shaft. Down 10.5 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Tuesday, December 22, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, December 23, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In shaft. Down 12.4 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith arrived from America at 12:30.

Thursday, December 24, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7130 B
(2) G 7560 B

(1) G 7130
G 7130 B: Removed the limestone fragment with traces of blue and red colors from the second chamber.

(2) G 7560
G 7560 B: In shaft. Down 14.3 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Friday, December 25, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In shaft. Down 15.8 meters. Sand, dubsh and stones. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Saturday, December 26, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In shaft. Down 16.1 meters. Sand and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

WE STOPPED THE WORK AT 8:30 BECAUSE OF THE DEATH OF ABD EL AZIM TANTAWI IN THE C.M.S. HOSPITAL.

Sunday, December 27, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In shaft. Total depth 18.05 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh and fragments from a white limestone coffin and limestone debris. Chamber on south. Cut in rock. Blocked with stones only partly destroyed on west. Found in shaft debris - potsherds and the white limestone fragments of the coffin left on the top of the mastaba to be mended. Reached the rock in shaft. Not started in the chamber.

Monday, December 28, 1936

Work on
(1) G 7560 B

(1) G 7560
G 7560 B: In chamber. Black debris, silt deposited by rain and dubsh. Not yet cleared.

Tuesday, December 29, 1936
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
    12/18/1936 through 12/29/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-el-Azim Tantawi
    Corinna Lindon Smith, American, 1876–1965
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Abd-el-Azim Tantawi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Corinna Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1965
  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. 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.
  • 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.