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Diary Transcription:

page 879

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Monday, January 29, 1940 (continued)

(3) South of G 5380
Removed the stela [39-9-4, false door of Wehemka], which was found in a shaft south of G 5380, which is of two fragments (showing standing figure with staff in hand, and sunk relief inscriptions): tablet. The stone found by Mohammedani, see diary. Sketch of stele.

We stopped the work at noontime because the day is a very windy day.

Tuesday, January 30, 1940
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 31, 1940

Work on:
(1) east of G 2438

(1) East of G 2438
East of that mastaba in removing the debris of the old dump. In exposing the remains of the lining on east. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and dirty debris. East of that mastaba appeared one shaft not yet lettered and not yet started with it. Found in debris: limestone statuette [40-1-18] (face, legs and basis missing), Grey granite hammer [40-1-22], complete traditional offering jar [40-1-19], four limestone fragments [40-1-20] (small) with traces of red paint and parts inscriptions in relief, one small limestone fragment [40-1-21] with small part of sign in sunk relief. Remains of lining on east not yet exposed.

Thursday, February 1, 1940

Work on:
(1) G 2435 A, B, C, X, Y, Z
(2) East of G 2438

(1) G 2435
G 2435 A: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is south of B and northwest of C. Total depth 5.1 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and fragments of granite. Chamber. On south. Cut in rock, blocking with one big slab and one small and bound with mud. Intact. Left for photo.

G 2435 B: In shaft. Lined above with rubble and cut in rock below. It is north of A. total depth 2.8 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Chamber on south. Blocked with two slabs and some rubble, bound with traces of mud. Left for photo.

G 2435 C: In shaft and chamber. Ends in limestone filling, lined with masonry. It is west of X, north of G 2428. Total depth 1.75 meters. Sand, limestone debris and stones. Chamber on west. Built of masonry only on north and [red u] on west at the north with rubble? Roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 880.

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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
    01/29/1940; 01/30/1940; 01/31/1940; 02/01/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Wehemka (near G 5380)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2435

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2438

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5380

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Wehemka (near G 5380)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone false door (39-9-4) inscribed for Wehemka, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found south of G 5380.

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.