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Friday, January 12, 1940 (continued)

(2) G 5232
G 5232 B: In chamber. In removing the debris from it. Sand, limestone debris, and rubble. No body found in the chamber, only we found traces of bones from the body. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Shaban Mohammed found today an inscribed limestone fragment (in relief) [40-1-8, Henutsen] north of G 2186, not left in place for photo.

Saturday, January 13, 1940

Work on:
(1) west of G 2435
(2) G 5227 C
(3) G 5227a A
(4) G 5231 B
(5) G 5233 F
(6) G 5236 A, C
(7) G 5242 A
(8) G 5243 C

(1) West of G 2435
Margin note: G 2436.
West of that mastaba and north of G 2428. In removing the sump in exposing the remains of the lining of the new discovered mastaba. Sand, dirty debris, limestone debris, rubble, potsherds, and stones. We numbered it G 2436. Remains of shafts not yet exposed.

(2) G 5227
G 5227 C: Removed the bones from the chamber and cleared it. Empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 5227a
G 5227a A: Removed the coffin lid from chamber II, after drawing and photograph two stones. Body, head on north (broken). Covered with red debris fallen from the roof of the chamber. 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
    01/12/1940; 01/13/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Shaban Mohammed
    Henutsen (in G 2186)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 11

  • G 2186

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2435

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2436

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5227

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5231

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5233

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5236

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5242

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5243

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

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.

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.
  • Shaban Mohammed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates