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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, February 10, 1926 (continued)

(3) G 7050 (continued)
G 7050 B: Down 6.3 meters. Dirty late debris. Usual Saite fragments:
1) a canopic head (limestone) Duamutef
2) a large ushabti [GLYPHS] [26-2-42 Mesenwadjet]
and fragments
but also a fragment of alabaster from the lap of a statue (no doubt royal)

(4) G 7060
G 7060 A: Continued with same clean disturbed debris and sand. Down 2.6 meters.
G 7060 B: The main pit with massive lining. Stood open to a depth of about 10 meters. (a recent excavation). We continued to 12.5 meters drift sand.
Began excavating street east of G 7060 inside the closing wall at north end.

Thursday, February 11, 1926.
Seventy-fourth day of work.

Said has pneumonia. We are all very anxious and the men are very depressed. Mahmud el Khan (Firth's reis), Sadeeq Saud (Junker's reis), Salim Hasan [Salem Hassan] (our cook), Abu Zeid (Junker's cook) and three of the older men sat from early morning to 3 p.m. in order to see Said at the C.M.S. Hospital. Ahmed Said and Duwy also went in.
Dunham had today off, and nothing could be done at G 7000 X.

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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
    02/10/1926; 02/11/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Abu Zeid
    Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]
    Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Reis)
    Mahmud el-Khan (Reis)
    Sadeeq Saad (Reis)
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
    Salem Hassan (expedition cook)
    Mesenwadjet (in G 7050)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 7000 X

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7050

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7060

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 9

Ancient People

  • Mesenwadjet (in G 7050)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Ushabti (26-2-42) inscribed for Mesenwadjet; found in G 7050 B debris.

Modern People

  • Abu Zeid

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Cook for Dr. Hermann Junker.
  • Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926), brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936-1939) and Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator).
  • Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1933-1935. Son of Mahmoud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyit' (Head Reis 1926-1933) and nephew of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926).
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • 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.
  • Mahmud el-Khan (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Reis for Mr. Cecil Mallaby Firth.
  • Sadeeq Saad (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Reis (Egyptian foreman) for Dr. Hermann Junker.
  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Salem Hassan (expedition cook)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition cook. Father of Mohamed Salem.