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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, May 5, 1938 (continued)

(2) G 2139
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts for drawing. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the lining of the mastaba with stones, partly destroyed. It is east of G 2138 and south of G 2220. Three shafts A, B, C. A, B exposed before but shaft C exposed today.

G 2139 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry and topped with crude brick and ends at rock. It is south of B. Total depth 1.3 meters. Excavated before 30 cm. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Chamber on east. Lined with stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2139 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is north of A. Total depth 1.3 meters. Excavated before 40 cm. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Chamber on east. Lined with stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2139 C: In shaft. Lined with masonry. Ends at rock. It is southeast of B. Total depth 1.1 meters. Dirty debris, rubble and limestone debris. Chamber on south. Blocked with rubble and bond with mud. Blocking left for photo.

Friday, May 6, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2151 A, B

(1) G 2151
A stone mastaba with two inscribed niches in the east wall, one on south and the other on north [both inscribed for Ptahwer]. In front of the southern niche is an inscribed offering basin (in relief) [offering basin inscribed for Ptahwer], left in place. Also in front of the niches a mud brick chapel opened to east, partly destroyed. Two shafts.

G 2151 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble above on three sides and rock cut below, only on north with crude brick. It is north of B. Total depth 5.13 meters. Excavated before 90 cm. Limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris and broken mud brick. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 656.

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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
    05/05/1938; 05/06/1938
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Ptahwer (G 2151)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2138

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2139

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2151

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Ptahwer (G 2151)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2151. North and south false doors and offering basin inscribed for Ptahwer, identified (on offering basin) as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests; offering basin found in situ in G 2151, false doors still in situ in G 2151. Also appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), west wall of interior chapel (upper register of relief in front of standing figure of Kanefer), and facade face of block from south door jamb (32-12-7 = MFA 34.58, including section of facade to south) of interior chapel entrance (top register in front of missing figure of Kanefer), identified in both places as [jmj-r Hmw-kA] overseer of ka-priests; west wall in situ in G 2150, blocks of south door jamb found displaced and removed from site.

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.