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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 451

Sunday, April 4, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2431

(1) North of G 2431
North of the mastaba in exposing mastabas and shafts in this place. Limestone debris, rubble and stone and sand, rubble and black debris underneath. Nothing exposed.

Monday, April 5, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2431

(1) North of G 2431
North of this mastaba in exposing mastabas and shafts in this place. Limestone debris, rubble, sand, black debris and stones. Lining of shafts exposed but not yet clear, and the mastaba not yet exposed. Shafts not yet numbered.

Tuesday, April 6, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, April 7, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2431

(1) North of G 2431
North of this mastaba in exposing mastabas and shafts in this place. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Exposed the lining of small mastabas. Lined with stones. The exposed mastabas not yet numbered.

Thursday, April 8, 1937

Work on
(1) G I-b

(1) G I-b
In clearing the sloping passage of this pyramid for drawing. Sand, paper and drift sand. Not yet cleared.

Friday, April 9, 1937

Work on
(1) G I-b

(1) G I-b
In clearing the sloping passage of this pyramid for drawing. Sand, paper and drift sand. The sloping passage is cleared.

The numbers of the new exposed mastabas are G 2432 and G 2433. We exposed the southeast corner of another new mastaba G 2434 and only shaft X appears. Drawing of the mastabas G 2432, G 2433 and shaft X in G 2434 on page 452.

Saturday, April 10, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba. In exposing mastabas, shafts or rock cut tombs in this place. Because we found in G 2378 a rock cut tomb opens to east. Limestone debris, rubble, stones, sand and black debris. Nothing yet exposed.

Sunday, April 11, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of the mastaba. Search for new mastabas and shafts in this place. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, stones and dirty debris. Nothing yet exposed.

Monday, April 12, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2378

(1) North of G 2378
North of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas and shafts in this place. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, stones and dirty debris. Nothing yet exposed.

Tuesday, April 13, 1937
Day of rest.

Wednesday, April 14, 1937

Work on
(1) G 2431 A, B, C, D

(1) G 2431
G 2431 A: In shaft. Lined with stones above and rock below. It is south of B and west of the room. Down 3.6 meters. Limestone debris, rubble, and big stones. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

microfilm: end page 451

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
    04/04/1937 through 04/14/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2431

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2432

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2433

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2434

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G I-b

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • 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.