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Wednesday, May 1, 1940 (continued)

(2) G 2350 [= G 5290] (continued)
G 2350 N [= G 5290 N]: In shaft and chamber. Ends in limestone filling. Lined with masonry. It is north of M and north of the mastaba. Total depth 1.8 meters, excavated before 1.2 meters, drift sand. Chamber on east built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2350 O [= G 5290 O]: In shaft and chamber. Ends in limestone filling. Lined with rubble. It is north of M and north and south of G 2400. Total depth 2.2 meters, excavated before 1.4 meters, drift sand. Chamber on east built of rubble and on north with stones of G 2400. Roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2350 R [= G 5290 R]: In shaft and chamber. Ends in limestone filling. Lined with masonry. It is north of the mastaba, east of N and west of S. Total depth 2.34 meters, excavated before 1.5 meters, sand, limestone debris and stones. Chamber on north built of stones and roofed with slabs. That chamber is a break in the lining of G 2400. In the roof is an inscribed stone (on south) in relief. That stela [39-10-1, inscribed for Hetepniptah] was found by Ali Mahmoud, see diary of [October 6, 1939, Vol.34.p.833]. It is photographed and now left in place. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2350 S [= G 5290 S]: In shaft and chamber. It is lined above with crude brick, but on west with masonry and rock cut below. It is east of B. Total depth 3.4 meters, excavated before 2.5 meters, dirty debris and drift sand. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    05/01/1940
  • Mentioned on page
    Ali Mahmoud
    Hetepniptah (in G 5290)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2400

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 4

Ancient People

  • Hetepniptah (in G 5290)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone false door (39-10-1) inscribed for Hetepniptah, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S pr-aA wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw jmj-r st pr-aA(?)] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, palace attendant of the Great House, overseer of the department of the Great House(?); found reused as roofing in G 5290 R.

Modern People

  • Ali Mahmoud

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.