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Diary Transcription:

page 915

microfilm: begin page 915

Sunday, March 10, 1940

Work on:
(1) G 2466
(2) G 2468 D

(1) G 2466
On top of that mastaba, exposing the lining and the shafts in that mastaba. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and red debris. Exposed the lining on west. Remains of the lining on north and east not yet exposed; also exposed six shafts but not yet lettered and not yet started them.

(2) G 2468
G 2468 D: (G 2468 B) In shaft, below chamber I. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Total depth 2.35 meters. Chamber II appeared. It is a north-south chamber in shaft. Roofed with slabs and bound with mud, left for photo.

Today we prepared a railway line west of M. Boraize [Baraize] house running to north between the house and the guards room. In order to remove the old debris west of G 2440.

Monday, March 11, 1940

Work on:
(1) north of G 2196
(2) north of G 2197
(3) G 2469
(4) G 2469a
(5) G 2469b [?]
(6) G 2471
(7) G 2472
(8) G 2472a

(1) North of G 2196
North of this mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastabas. Limestone debris, red debris, rubble, big stones and sand. Exposed the lining of five mastabas, Nos. G 2469, G 2469a, G 2471, G 2472 and G 2472a. Also exposed the shafts of these mastabas. Drawing of these mastabas on page 916b.

(2) North of G 2197
North of this mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastabas and shafts. Sand, red debris, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Exposed that lining and found contains of two mastabas Nos. G 2472 and G 2472a. also exposed shafts and lettered them. Also exposed a shaft belonging to G 2197, lettered T.

(3) G 2469
A stone mastaba, partly destroyed on east and south. In the lining of the mastaba on east an uninscribed stele, partly gone on top; it is east of G 2468, south of G 2469b and north of G 2469a. contains of three shafts, A, B, C, not started with them. East of the mastaba and north of the stele is a lining running to east and facing to north and joined the lining of the mastaba. Perhaps a doorway of a chapel running to north is a street between this mastaba and G 2471 blocked on north. Only of course the lining is preserved on that side. In the middle of the street east of the stele is a stone lining to the north-south. That lining is after the lining of the mastaba and the street.

(4) G 2469a
A rubble mastaba partly destroyed on north. It is north of G 2196, south of G 2469 and east of G 2187. Contains six shafts, A-E and X. Not started with them.

(5) G 2469 = G 2476
North of G 2469 and east of G 2467 and west of G 2471. Three shafts appeared. Lining of the mastaba not yet exposed. (See the diary of March 31, 1940, G 2475)

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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
    03/10/1940; 03/11/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Émile Baraize, French, 1874–1952

Tombs and Monuments 12

  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2440

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2466

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2467

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2468

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2469

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2471

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2472

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2475

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2476

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Manuelian, Peter Der. "Penmeru Revisited–Giza Mastaba G 2197 (Giza Archives Gleanings V)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), p. 13.

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • Émile Baraize

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1874–1952
    • Remarks French engineer working for the Service des Antiquities who excavated around the Sphinx from 1926-1936.