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Diary Transcription:

page 833

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Wednesday, October 4, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2353
G 2353 Y: Mohammed Said Ahmed was walking in the excavation in the Western Cemetery and he was passing across that shaft G 2353 Y, he saw a stone built in the roof of the shaft, and that stone was well worked so he thought that that stone must be inscribed (he saw that the stone is a white limestone not a nummulitic limestone). He removed some of the crude brick building from above the stone, he found that the stone is inscribed and with traces of paint, he left the stone in place and search for the tomb card of the shaft.

Thursday, October 5, 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2165 I, X, Y
(2) G 2167

(1) G 2165
G 2165 I: In shaft. Lined with rubble on three sides but only on south with crude brick. It is north of F and east of H. Total depth 70 cm. Sand and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber.

G 2165 X: In shaft, it is lined with rubble on north. On east and south with limestone debris, with traces of mud bound. On west the lining of the mastaba. Total depth 40 cm. Sand, and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber.

[G 2135 Y: omitted]

(2) G 2167
In the mastaba, in exposing the lining. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the lining of the mastaba with stones. It is east of G 2160, only between them a narrow street, north of G 2165 and west of G 2166. Also exposed three shafts A-C and while we were clearing shaft A, we exposed that the chamber of that shaft is built over another shaft cut in rock. Stop work until we draw it and take photo. Sketch of the mastaba.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, October 6, 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2166
(2) G 2350 R [= G 5290]

(1) G 2166
In the mastaba. Searching for lining and shafts. Sand, limestone debris and rubble thrown from mastaba G 2180. Exposed the lining of the mastaba. stone lining. It is north of G 2165, east of G 2167 and west of G 2180. Also exposed eleven shafts, A-H and X, Y, Z. All the shafts were excavated before but not drawn to scale and also the mastaba not measured. Mastaba cleared and also shafts. Sketch of mastaba on page 834.

(2) G 2350 [= G 5290]
G 2350 R [= G 5290 R]. Ali Mahmoud found an inscribed stele (in relief) [39-10-1, inscribed for Hetepniptah] and it was used as a roofing stone. Left in place for photo.

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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
    10/04/1939; 10/05/1939; 10/06/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Ali Mahmoud
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    Hetepniptah (in G 5290)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2165

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2166

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2167

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2353

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.