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Friday, March 29, 1940 (continued)
(4) G 2462a (continued)
G 2462a B: In shaft and chamber. Ends in limestone filling. Lined with crude brick. It is north of A. Total depth 1.35 meters, dirty debris, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east built of masonry and stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.
(5) G 2463a
G 2463a A: In shaft. It is in the middle of the mastaba. Ends at rock. Lined with rubble. Total depth 1.6 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south blocked with rubble with traces of mud, left for photo.
(6) G 2464
In the street west of that mastaba and east of the room of G 2462. In clearing the street, to expose the door of the room of G 2462, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Cleared on rock. Door of room not yet exposed.
(7) West of G 2474
West of that room, in removing the dump. Searching for new mastabas and shafts in that place, sand, limestone debris, rubble and red debris. Exposed in that place a new stone mastaba, numbered G 2475.
(8) G 2475
In the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts, sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Exposed one shaft and a serdab. Remains of lining not yet exposed. Also south of that mastaba or north of G 2471a appeared a new stone mastaba, not yet numbered.
G 2475 serdab: the serdab of that mastaba is at the beginning of the mastaba on southeast. Built of rubble and bound with plaster. The serdab is going east-west with roof gone. Total height __ meters, limestone debris and rubble.
Found in serdab: complete seated limestone statuette [40-3-15], with color preserved. Beside the feet on the basis inscriptions in sunk reliefs. The name of the figure is Min-ankh [Senankhwer] (the gardener of the king and a flute player). The serdab is cleared on a limestone debris above the rock.
Saturday, March 30, 1940
(1) G 2461 B
(2) G 2475
(3) G 5233 O, P
(1) G 2461
G 2461 B: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 5.2 meters, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. In the chamber a small rock cut coffin running north-south without lid. Contains a body, tight contracted skeleton, head north, left for photo.
(2) G 2475
In the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining and the shafts, limestone debris, and red debris. Exposed the lining on east and part of west. Lining on north not yet exposed. Exposed a second shaft more than the one excavated yesterday. Not yet lettered and not yet started with them.
(3) G 5233
G 5233 O: In shaft and chamber, down 2.7 meters, sand, limestone debris and dirty debris. Chamber on west built of rubble and roofed with slabs (one roofing stone missing on east, which were the inscribed fragments of the niche removed before). No blocking. Cleared. The shaft is descending underneath G 5232 on west. We stop work in it because of the fallen of the mastaba. Drawing of shaft on page 937.
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- Documentation-Expedition diary pages
- Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
- Credit Line
- Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
- Display Page Dates
- 03/29/1940; 03/30/1940
- Mentioned on page
- Senankhwer (G 2475)
- Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
- Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]
- Type Mentioned on page
- Remarks Owner of G 2475. Limestone seated statue (formerly HUMFA_40-3-15 = ROM_949.42) inscribed for Senankhwer, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S pr-aA sb] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, flutist; found in situ in G 2475 serdab.
- 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.
- 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.
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