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Friday, March 8, 1940 (continued)

(1) G 2465 (continued)
G 2465 E: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with rubble. It is north of D, west of the serdab and south of G 2466. Total depth 1.35 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on west. Built of rubble, only on north stones of G 2466. Roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2465 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry and ends at rock. It is in room a. on north, east of the serdab. Total depth 1.73 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on north. Built of masonry and roofed with slabs. roof partly gone on south. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2465 room a: (G 2465 chapel) In the chapel. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris, and stones. Found in debris: a complete pottery jar [40-3-2]. Mr. Frank ordered us to remove the gypsum (which had fallen in the room). Room cleared on rock floor.
That room is like a street between G 2465 and G 2467. The inscriptions and the decorations in that room are on west. The street is running to the north to the end of the mastaba and its lining on the north is the lining of G 2466, only at the end of the street on north is shaft X. Decoration of the chapel.
The south wall. In that wall the door opens, with two doorjambs.
East doorjamb. Man and wife standing (in relief); the figures are facing to the south, man with staff in hand. The upper part of the figures weathered.
West doorjamb. Man and wife standing. Man with staff in right hand and the left hand is resting on the top of the staff. Figures facing to south, in front the face of the man are inscriptions perhaps his name and titles (in relief). Wife, standing behind the man, also facing to the south, with her right arm on the man's shoulder; in front of her and above her head are some inscriptions perhaps her name and titles (in relief).
The west wall. On the beginning of that wall on south, is a standing woman (of gypsum) with traces of yellow color and traces of red color on the legs; the woman is standing with her right hand hanging down and her right hand on her breast; the face and the head of the woman weathered away. North of the woman is a standing man (of gypsum) with head and upper part missing; on the man are traces of red color; on the figure is a thin

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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
    03/08/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Francis Olcott Allen

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2465

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2466

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2467

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Francis Olcott Allen

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Archaeologist/Egyptologist for the Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • 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.