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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, March 7, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7820

(1) G 7820
25 meters east of the mastaba. Clearing around the two inscribed granite columns to know if they are thrown out or built on a mastaba. Limestone debris, rubble, bones and stones. West of these two stones appears a rubble mastaba. We exposed that these two stones thrown on the rock surface, not built on mastaba.

Monday, March 8, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413

(1) G 7413
In preparing a railway line from the top of this mastaba on east running to north, in order to expose the lining of the mastaba on east. It is a small mastaba built with dubsh, and partly destroyed. It is north of G 7412 and west of G 7810. Limestone debris, rubble and stones.

Mr. and Mrs. Holmes and Miss Cliford were shown through the Western Cemetery by Bill.

Tuesday, March 9, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 10, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413

(1) G 7413
On top of the mastaba, west of G 7810. In exposing the building of the mastaba on east for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Not yet cleared.

Thursday, March 11, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413

(1) G 7413
On the top of the mastaba on east. West of G 7810. In exposing the building of the mastaba on east for drawing. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand. Not yet cleared.

Mr. and Mrs. Holmes and Miss Clifford were shown through the Eastern Cemetery (Qa'ar and Yedew) by Dr. G.A. Reisner. (Miss Perkins and Mohammed Said with them.)

Friday, March 12, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413
(2) G 7753 room "a"

(1) G 7413
On top of the mastaba on east. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and sand, not yet cleared.

(2) G 7753
G 7753 a: In the room in the street in front [of] the door. Cut in rock, opened to east. Excavated before. Black debris, limestone debris and bones. In the room in southwest side a stela with traces of red paint and some inscription in red also on the top part only and not the whole stela.
A coffin cut in rock from north to south without lid in north side of the room in the floor. Cleared.

Saturday, March 13, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413

(1) G 7413
On the top of the mastaba on east. In exposing the building of the mastaba. Limestone debris, rubble, stones and sand. Not yet cleared.

Sunday, March 14, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413

(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. Not yet cleared.

Monday, March 15, 1937

Work on
(1) G 7413

(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.

Tuesday, March 16, 1937
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
    03/07/1937 through 03/16/1937
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Evelyn Esther Perkins, British
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Miss Cliford
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
    Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Holmes
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 7412

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7413

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7753

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7810

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7820

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 6

Modern People

  • Evelyn Esther Perkins

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Secretary to George Reisner
  • 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 Cliford

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.
  • 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.

Groups 1