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Harvard Camp: Group of workmen with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston President George H. Edgell and George Reisner (laughing), looking E. Three rows of workmen: back row in dark galabeas, middle row standing in white galabeas with Reisner and Edgell at right; front row seated on ground. Back row: Only four people identified: fifth from left (in picture, not proper left): Mubarak Mohamed (ghafir in west); sixth from left: Ahmed el-Neger; eighth from left: Abdullah Abu Gebel (ghafir); ninth from left: Yasin (storekeeper, magazines). Middle row: 1: Mahmoud Ali; 2: Abdel Salam Abdel Latif (helped the cook Salem with groceries); 3: Atito (safragi/servant); 4: Dahi el-Batlan (irons clothes for the ladies); 5: Bashir el-Adjemi; 6: Mahmoud Said Ahmed Diraz; 7: Salem (cook); 8: Mohamed Said Ahmed Diraz; 9: George Reisner; 10: George Harold Edgell. Front row: 1: Hadad el-Adawy; 2: Mohamed Salem (son of Salem the cook); 3: boy: El Sayeh “the tourist” (youngest son of Said Ahmed, born 1924); 4: Mustapha Abu-el-Hamd (photographer); 5: standing boy in striped galabea, holding Reisner’s hand and Mohamed Said Ahmed Diraz’s right hand on his right shoulder: Saad (son of Mohamed Said Ahmed Diraz, and later victim of WWII hand-grenade accident at Giza; 6: Saman; 7: Said Halabi (carpenter) (identifications provided by Hassan Mohamed Said Ahmed Diraz, son of Mohamed Said Ahmed Diraz, Cairo, January 2006)

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_A7924PB_NS
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Subjects
    People & places: Site: Giza
  • Date
    02/26/1938
  • Photographer
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mohammedani Ibrahim
    Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    George Harold Edgell
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-el-Salam Abd-el-Latif
    Abdalla Ahmed el-Gebel
    Ahmed Hassan el-Nagar
    Attito Mahmud el-Nahi
    Bashir el-Adjemi
    Dahi el-Batlan
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    George Harold Edgell
    Hadad Adawi
    Mahmoud Ali
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
    Mohamed Salem
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    Mubarek Mohammed
    Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)
    Said Halabi (expedition carpenter)
    Salem Hassan (expedition cook)
    Samman
    Sayeh
    Yasin Ali
  • Recipient
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Individual - Modern
    Abdalla Ahmed el-Gebel
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Researcher
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned in entry
    Yasin Ali

Tombs and Monuments 2

People 41

Modern People

  • Abd-el-Salam Abd-el-Latif

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • Abdalla Ahmed el-Gebel

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Abdalla Ahmed el-Gebel

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Ahmed Hassan el-Nagar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Attito Mahmud el-Nahi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Brother of Ahmed Mahmud el-Nahi.
  • Bashir el-Adjemi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Dahi el-Batlan

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Dig house worker who ironed clothes for the ladies.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Recipient
    • 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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Researcher
    • 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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Photographer
    • 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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • 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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • 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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Attested
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • George Harold Edgell

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA Director
  • George Harold Edgell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA Director
  • Hadad Adawi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mahmoud Ali

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • 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.
  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • 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.
  • Mohamed Salem

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Son of Salem Hassan (Expedition cook).
  • 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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • 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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • 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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Mohammedani Ibrahim

    • Type Photographer
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.
  • Mubarek Mohammed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

    • Type Photographer
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.
  • Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.
  • Said Halabi (expedition carpenter)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition carpenter.
  • Salem Hassan (expedition cook)

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Sayeh

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Youngest son of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926).
  • Yasin Ali

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • Yasin Ali

    • Type Mentioned in entry
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).