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Diary Transcription:

page 877

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Monday, January 22, 1940

Work on:
(1) G 2392 C
(2) G 2440 (not G 2401 as in diary? Was one a temporary number?)

(1) G 2392
G 2392 C: Removed the inscribed stone [fragment of lintel inscribed for Iufi] [40-1-12a] after photo, but the offering stone left in on top of the mastaba. Sketch of the stone.

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

(2) G 2440
On top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts and the remains of the lining on east and north. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Exposed seven shafts but not yet lettered and not yet started with them. Also appeared a limestone stele on east to north, the remains of the shafts not yet exposed. No inscription appeared. Remains of shafts and the lining on east not yet exposed.

Tuesday, January 23, 1940
Day of rest.

Mahmoud Said Ahmed arrived from Quft by the morning train.

Wednesday, January 24, 1940

Work on:
(1) G 2440

(1) G 2440
On top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining on east. Sand, limestone debris, rubble. Exposed the upper part of the lining on east. The foundation of the mastaba on east not yet exposed.

Thursday, January 25, 1940

Work on:
(1) east of G 2440

(1) East of G 2440
East of that mastaba in exposing the foundation of that mastaba on east. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, and big stones. East of that mastaba a stone uninscribed room, also north of the room appears a stone lining. The foundation of that mastaba on east not yet exposed, and also the foundation of the room not yet exposed. We are not sure if the room and the other building belong to that mastaba or to other mastaba. The railway continued to the south, to expose the lining on that side. Lining on south not yet exposed.

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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
    01/22/1940; 01/23/1940; 01/24/1940; 01/25/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Iufi (in G 2392)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2392

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2401

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2440

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Iufi (in G 2392)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragment of limestone lintel (40-1-12a) inscribed for Iufi, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found reused as roofing in G 2392 C.

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.