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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, January 21, 1940 (continued)

(4) West of G 2428
West of that mastaba and north of G 2400. In exposing the remains of the lining, which was exposed before on northeast. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and dirty debris. The end of the lining on north not yet exposed. We found that the lining is of an old mastaba numbered before G 2440.

(5) G 5233
G 5233 O: Removed the stone [40-1-5a, Tjena], which was fallen in the shaft (see December 31, 1939). Sketch of the stone.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5233 P: Removed the stone [40-1-4, Tjena] which was built above the roof of the chamber. (see December 31, 1939). Sketch of the stone.

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

(6) G 5243
G 5243 X: Removed the stone [40-1-15] from the top of the shaft. That stone was built in the shaft. Sketch of the stone.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    01/21/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Tjena (Tjena)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2400

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5233

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5243

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Tjena (Tjena)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of Tjena (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Limestone standing statue (Cairo JE 45106) inscribed for Tjena, identified as [Hm-nTr HwtHr] priest of Hathor; found in upper niche of S 832 (western shaft) in mastaba of Tjena. Probable owner of limestone false door tablet (40-1-5a) and fragments (40-1-5b, 40-1-5c); tablet inscribed for Tjena, identified as [xnw n HwtHr] musician of Hathor; all found displaced in G 5233 O (tablet 40-1-5a reused in east wall). Probable owner of limestone drum lintel (40-1-4) inscribed for Tjena, identified as [rx nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht] royal acquaintance, priest of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore; found displaced in G 5233 P (reused in east wall).

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.