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Thursday, February 29, 1940 (continued)

(3) G 2465a
A stone mastaba and inside the stone is rubble and bound with mud. it is east of G 2465b and south of G 2465. Contains one shaft. Drawing with G 2465.

(4) G 2465b
A rubble mastaba. Continued with G 2465 - G 2465a on south destroyed. It is south of G 2465 and west of G 2465a, contains two shafts, A, B. drawing with G 2465.

(5) G 2465c
A rubble mastaba, only on south with stones. On east is the lining of G 2465 (with stones). It is west of G 2465 and north of G 2464b. Contains of one shaft, lettered A. Not started with it. Drawing with G 2465.

Friday, March 1, 1940

Work on:
(1) G 2465 room a

(1) G 2465
Margin note: G 2465 chapel.
G 2465 room a: A stone room. Inscribed on the west wall on gypsum, with traces of red, green and yellow colors; the room is partly destroyed; gypsum, broken. The east side is uninscribed. (the lining of G 2467) with a stele uninscribed except the tablet, on the tablet is a figure seated at a table of bread; the stele is on the west wall. Door opened south on the two door jambs with some inscriptions and man and wife standing. The signs are in relief. The room is east of shafts A, B and south of X. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Found in debris: big inscribed limestone fragment, showing a seated figure and in front of him inscriptions in sunk relief, (length 1.73 meters, X width, .47 meters, X thick, .2 meters). Big inscribed nummulitic limestone, showing a seated figure and in front of him are inscriptions in relief, (length 1.44 centimeters, X width 0.3 centimeters, X thick 0.28 centimeters). Numilitic stone, with inscriptions in relief, (length 34 centimeters, width 27 centimeters, and thickness 37 centimeters). Four inscribed nummulitic stones, from the walls of the room, because the inscriptions and the decorations are on gypsum, fragment of gypsum, with traces of green, yellow colors of room. All these stones are now left in the excavations. Room not yet cleared.

Workers were working east of that mastaba in order to clear the lining and shafts of G 2467. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Lining and shafts not yet exposed.

Saturday, March 2, 1940

Work on:
(1) north of G 2187
(2) north of G 2196
(3) G 2467

(1) North of G 2187
North of this mastaba and south of G 2467. searching for new mastabas and shafts in that place. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Exposed lining of mastabas and shafts but not yet numbered or lettered.

(2) North of G 2196
North of that mastaba, in removing the old dump heap. Searching for new mastabas and shafts. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Nothing exposed yet.

(3) G 2467
In the mastaba, in exposing the remains of the lining. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the lining on west, south and east. Mastaba partly destroyed on east. Contains one shaft, A, also a room. The room was built of stones. Nearly destroyed only on east part of the lining preserved and on east only one stone preserved on north; Inside the room on east, is a stone lining running north-south and connected with the lining of the room. Perhaps who destroyed the room built that. The door of the room opened to east, but now blocked with the western lining, which was, found inside the room.

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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
    02/29/1940; 03/01/1940; 03/02/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2464b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2467

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

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.