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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 216

Monday, February 2, 1925
84th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 137
[total]: 222

Cars emptied:
Line V 6:45 am - 8:00 am: not in use, 8:30 am - noon: not in use, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: not in use
Line VI 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 70, 8:30 am - noon: 245, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 290
Line VII 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 45, 8:30 am - noon: 103, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 102
totals 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 115, 8:30 am - noon: 348, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 392
[grand totals] Line V not in use, Line VI 605, Line VII 250, totals 855

work on:
(1) Street G 7400: east of G 7430
(2) Street G 7500: opposite south end of G 7510
(3) Avenue G 2 east
(4) G 7430

(1) Street G 7400 and G 7430
Street G 7400: east of G 7430.
A few men are at work clearing out the exterior chapel of G 7430 (Minkcaf [Minkhaf]) and the street immediately in front of this mastaba.

(2) Street G 7500
Street G 7500: opposite south end of G 7510.
Here the men are clearing the street quite up to the Line VII and the end of the mastaba face. Nearly opposite the latter place there has been found the back of a small stone mastaba, not yet clear.

(3) Avenue G 2 east
The work has now turned back along Line VII and is clearing along a front of about 5 meters proceeding eastwards to about 8 meters from the face of G 7430. No special developments to report.

(4) G 7430
In the interior chapel of G 7430 the men are now engaged in clearing out pit A which has immediately opposite door on east. From a depth of 320 cm (about) robbers' debris is being brought up.

Greenlees went up to Cairo with Reis Mahmud and sent off the coffin to Melbourne.

Tuesday, February 3, 1925
85th day of work

Reis Mahmud again went up to Cairo, had the twenty boxes of photographic plates sealed at Museum and forwarded by train to Alexandria for Boston.

microfilm: end page 216

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
    02/02/1925; 02/03/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
    Minkhaf (G 7430-7440)
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

Modern People

  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1899–
    • Remarks Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, born South Africa, Sivaratri, March 10, 1899. British subject with a Scottish father and an English mother. For a brief period during 1925 he was a staff member of Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, who later joined the Theosophist movement in India. Greenlees received his MA degree in 1922 from Oxford, where he studied Egyptian, Coptic and Arabic. April 2,1925, Greenlees appointed Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at MFA.
  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1899–
    • Remarks Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, born South Africa, Sivaratri, March 10, 1899. British subject with a Scottish father and an English mother. For a brief period during 1925 he was a staff member of Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, who later joined the Theosophist movement in India. Greenlees received his MA degree in 1922 from Oxford, where he studied Egyptian, Coptic and Arabic. April 2,1925, Greenlees appointed Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at MFA.