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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, March 23, 1940

work on
(1) North of G 2441
(2) North of G 2442
(3) North of G 2443
(4) G 2444
(5) G 2444a
(6) G 2445 and shafts
(7) G 2465 D
(8) G 2465a A
(9) G 2465b A, B
(10) G 2465c A
(11) G 2468 A
(12) North of G 2473

(1) North of G 2441
North of this mastaba in exposing the remains of the lining and the shafts of the mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, and dirty debris. Exposed the lining of a mastaba numbered G 2443.

(2) North of G 2442
North of this mastaba in exposing the remains of the lining and the shafts of the mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble and red debris. Exposed the lining of three mastabas numbered, G 2444, G 2444a, G 2445.

(3) G 2443
It was a stone mastaba, because we found the remains of its lining on east, west and north. The lining on south wholly destroyed and partly destroyed on east and west. It is north of G 2441-G 2441a, east of G 2401, west of G 2444a and south of G 2438. Exposed nine shafts, A-F, X, Y, Z, but not started with them.

(4) G 2444
A stone mastaba, partly destroyed on west. It is east of G 2444a, west of G 2419-G 2427, north of G 2442 and south of G 2445. Contains of three shafts, A, B, C. Shafts not yet started with.

(5) G 2444a
North of G 2442, east of G 2443 and west of G 2444. No lining found for the mastaba, only some stones on west. On the other sides the lining of other mastabas beside it. Mastaba contains two shafts A, B, but not started with them.

(6) G 2445
A stone mastaba, north of G 2444, south of G 2437, east of G 2438 and west of G 2438.[Tomb can't be both East and West of same tomb, but typo is in diary, not here.] Contains of eight shafts: A-C, X, Y, Z, U, V and a serdab. On east side, east of shaft A, there was a room but the lining destroyed, south, east and west. On west we found a place of a niche. That room was opened to east, but now blocked with shafts X, Y. Room cleared on limestone floor above rock. Empty.

G 2445 A: In shaft. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. It is west of the room and south of B, down 2.6 meters, limestone debris, red debris, rubble and stones. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2445 B: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with masonry. It is north of A and south of C, west of the serdab. Total depth 2.34 meters, limestone debris, red debris and rubble. Chamber on east built of stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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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
    03/23/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 11

  • G 2441

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2442

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2443

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2444

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2445

    • 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 2468

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2473

    • 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.