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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, March 27, 1940 (continued)

(2) G 2473
In the room. In removing the debris from it and cleared it, red debris and limestone debris. This room was built of stones. It is in the street, between this mastaba and G 2400. Inside the room on south is built shaft G 2400 W. In the room on west appeared traces of plaster and inscriptions also in the room on north is shaft X. We stopped the work from the room in order to clear the inscriptions on the walls.

(3) G 2474
On the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining of it, sand, limestone debris, rubble and red debris. In the mastaba appeared a room. The room is not yet exposed whether it is inscribed or not. It is lettered a.
Also east of the room appeared another room opened into a and had columns and lettered b. Also exposed in the mastaba one shaft, but not started with it. The remains of the lining of the mastaba and the shafts not yet exposed.

Thursday, March 28, 1940

work on
(1) North of G 2471
(2) G 2471a
(3) G 2473 X and the serdab
(4) G 2474 and rooms a and b

(1) North of G 2471
North of that mastaba. Searching for new mastabas and shafts, sand, limestone debris, rubble and red debris. Exposed the lining of a small mastaba numbered G 2471a.

(2) G 2471a
Small stone mastaba, north of G 2471 and continued with its lining. Exposed all the lining and exposed one shaft A. Drawing of the mastaba with G 2476.

(3) G 2473
G 2473 X: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with crude brick topped with masonry. It is in the room of the mastaba on north and north of shaft G 2400 W. Total depth 2.15 meters, sand, limestone debris, and dirty debris. Chamber on north built of stones and crude brick and was roofed with slabs, because we found slab remains on south. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

G 2473 serdab: In the serdab. In removing the debris and cleared it. Total depth __ meters, limestone debris, rubble and some stones. Cleared. Empty.

(4) G 2474
On top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastaba and the shafts, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and dirty debris. Exposed all the lining. It is a stone mastaba, north of G 2473 and G 2472 and west of g 2440. Also exposed ten shafts more than the one exposed yesterday and lettered them, A-H, X, Y, Z, but not started with them. Drawing of the mastaba and shafts on page 932.

G 2474 a: in the room. It is built of stones, uninscribed. It is west of b, sand, and limestone debris. Door opened to east into b. On west are two uninscribed niches. Cleared. On a limestone floor above the rock.

G 2474 b: in the room, built of stones, uninscribed. East of room a, west of the street which is between the room and G 2440. Contains of three columns. On west at north end is an uninscribed niche. Also in the room on northwest is shaft X. Cleared on a limestone floor above the rock.

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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
    03/27/1940; 03/28/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2400

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2440

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2471

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2472

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2473

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2474

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2476

    • 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.