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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, January 18, 1940

Work on:
(1) west of G 2428

(1) West of G 2428
West of that mastaba and north of G 2400, in removing the old dump, search for new mastabas and shafts in that place. Sand, dirty debris, limestone debris, rubble and stones. No new mastabas or shafts appeared in that place.

One guard and three boys in removing and cleaning the sand from around the terracina and the house.

Mahmud Sayed Ahmed left by the night train to Quft for the Bairam days.

Friday, January 19, 1940

Work on:
(1) west of G 2428

(1) West of G 2428
West of that mastaba an north of G 2400. In removing the old dump. Searching for new mastabas and shafts in that place. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris, potsherds and stones. A rubble mastaba appeared bound with mud running to the north. East of that appeared a stone lining running to the north. The lining not yet exposed.

Stopped work after twelve noon, because of the Wakfa, so the men can wash their clothes and be ready for the Bairam.

One guard and three boys were cleaning and removing the sand from around the house.

Saturday, January 20, 1940
No work. Bairam day "El Eed El Kebeer".

Sunday, January 21, 1940

Work on:
(1) north of G 2186
(2) G 2392 C
(3) G 2396 A
(4) west of G 2428
(5) G 5233 O, P
(6) G 5243 X

(1) North of G 2186
Removed the inscribed stone [40-1-8, Henutsen] (in relief), which was found by Shaban Mohammed (see January 12, 1940). Sketch of the stone.

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

(2) G 2392
G 2392 C: In examining all the shafts of G 2392 - G 2396, searching for inscribed stones built in the roof of these chambers. In the roof of the chamber of G 2392 C, we found: inscribed limestone fragment [40-1-12a], show a seated figure and in front of him some inscription in sunk relief (partly destroyed), limestone debris and rubble. Found in debris: limestone fragment [40-1-12b], showing standing figure with staff in hand and some incised inscription. Also in the roof we found an offering stone [40-2-8]. Stones left for photo.

(3) G 2396
G 2396 A: In the lining of the shaft on east we found: inscribed limestone fragment [40-1-11] and the inscription were from the inside. Left for photo.

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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
    01/18/1940; 01/19/1940; 01/20/1940; 01/21/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Henutsen (in G 2186)
    Ibebi (in G 2392)
    Iufi (in G 2392)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2186

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2392

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2396

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2400

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5233

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5243

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Henutsen (in G 2186)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Name appears on fragment of relief (40-1-8), identified as wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of unknown person, and [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor; found reused as roofing in small pit against N wall of G 2186.
  • Ibebi (in G 2392)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears on fragment of relief (40-1-12b); found in debris above G 2392 C.
  • Iufi (in G 2392)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragment of limestone lintel (40-1-12a) inscribed for Iufi, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found reused as roofing in G 2392 C.

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.