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Diary Transcription:

page 902

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Sunday, February 25, 1940

Work on:
(1) north of G 2185

(1) North of G 2185
North of that mastaba, in exposing the remains of the lining of the mastabas and shafts, which was mentioned before. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, dirty debris. Exposed some of the mastabas.

Monday, February 26, 1940

Work on:
(1) north of G 2187

(1) North of G 2187
North of that mastaba. Searching for new mastabas and shafts in that place. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. Some of the lining of the mastabas exposed.

Tuesday, February 27, 1940
Day of rest.

Wednesday, February 28

Work on:
(1) north of G 2185
(2) north of G 2186
(3) G 2461
(4) G 2461a
(5) G 2462
(6) G 2462
(6) G 2462a
(7) G 2463a
(8) G 2464
(9) G 2464a
(10) G 2464b

(1) North of G 2185
Margin Note: G 2464, G 2464a, G 2464b.
North of that mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining of the mastaba and the shafts in that place. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed in that place three mastabas, and they numbered, G 2462, G 2464a, and G 2464b.

(2) North of G 2186
North of that mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining of the shafts and mastabas in that place. Sand, limestone debris, and rubble. exposed five mastabas in that place. Sand, limestone debris, and rubble. Exposed five mastabas in that place. Numbered, G 2461, G 2461a, G 2462, G 2462a, and G 2463a.

(3) G 2461
It was a stone mastaba, because the remains of the lining on north, west and east were partly preserved. It is north of G 2186, west of G 2561a and south of G 2462a. contains ten shafts, lettered A-H, X, Y. but not yet started in them. Drawing of G 2461a, G 2462, G 2462a, and G 2463a on page 903.

(4) G 2461a
A stone mastaba. It is against G 2461 and south of G 2462. Contains three shafts A, B, X. On the east is a building with an uninscribed room, facing to east. Not started with them. Drawing of the mastaba will be included with G 2461.

(5) G 2462
A stone mastaba, partly destroyed. It is north of G 2461a, east of G 2462a, and south of G 2463a. contains six shafts lettered, A-D, X, Y. Drawing with G 2461. Also it contained an uninscribed stone chapel lettered a.

(6) G 2462a
A stone mastaba on west and partly destroyed on south. On north lined with rubble continued with the lining of G 2461 on north. It is north of G 2461 and west of G 2462, contains of two shafts A, B, the drawing of the mastaba will be with G 2461.

(7) G 2463a
A partly destroyed stone mastaba with an unfinished and uninscribed niche. It is north of G 2462 and east of G 2463, with a partly destroyed stone room, door not yet exactly exposed. It is only one course above the rock with one shaft. Shaft A. drawing will be with G 2461.

Margin Note: G 2463 chapel.
West of that mastaba appeared the lining and the chapel of G 2463, so we cannot excavate it now because it is covered with the great dump heap which is above G 2180 running to the north.

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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
    02/25/1940; 02/26/1940; 02/27/1940; 02/28/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 13

  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2186

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2461

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2461a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2462

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2462a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2463

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2463a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2464

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2464a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2464b

    • 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.