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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, March 8, 1940 (continued)

(1) G 2465 (continued)
The chapel of G 2465 (continued): red line indicating the belt around the waist and the legs of the figure. In front of the man is some inscriptions in relief and the decorations are also in relief. North of the man is the stele;

Stele. In the stele is only the tablet is inscribed; seated figure at a table of bread, in front of his face and above his head are some inscriptions (in relief) perhaps his name and titles.

North of the stele are two registers.
Top register "is a presentation scene", showing men carrying gifts.
Bottom register showing some inscriptions, but mostly weathered (the gypsum fallen away).

North of these two registers are two more registers.
Top register showing jars and bowls perhaps for keeping food??
Bottom register; "dancing scene" figures with hands and legs raised, so perhaps they are dancing.
In the decorations are preserved red, yellow, green and white colors.
Perhaps there is a third register below that last one, but wholly destroyed.
Below that destroyed register there are no inscriptions at all, also on north and east, of the chapel.

Serdab. The serdab is built of stones, only on east with rubble, roof gone. It is west of the room on north or east of shafts D and E. cleared on limestone debris. Empty.

North of G 2465. Men are working in removing the old dump heap in order to expose the lining of G 2466. Sand, dirty debris, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Lining not yet exposed.

(2) G 2467
G 2467 A: In shaft. Lined above with masonry and cut in rock below. it is west of a and south of the serdab. Down 1.8 meters. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Not reached the rock in shaft and chamber not yet appeared.

Saturday, March 9, 1940

Work on:
(1) G 2436 X
(2) G 2439 A, C
(3) G 2441 B
(4) G 2441a C, D
(5) G 2465a A, X
(6) G 2465b A, B
(7) G 2465 C
(8) G 2467 A
(9) G 2468 A-E, X, Y, Z

(1) G 2436
G 2436 X: Removed the chamber blocking. It is built of stones and roofed with slabs. Stones, rubble and traces of mud from the bounding of the blocking. North-south body, with head broken, and his head resting on a stone, left for photo.

(2) G 2439
G 2439 A: Removed the chamber blocking. It is built of masonry and roofed with slabs. stones and rubble. Body, head on north, facing to east; on the bones of the body are red mud from the rock. Left for photo, underneath the chamber the shaft is going into the rock.

G 2439 C: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock, but on west built with masonry and roofed with slabs from which are two slabs missing on north. That chamber is underneath shaft D. rough stones and mud from the blocking. In the chamber is sand. Cleared and found empty. Drawing on page 912.

(3) G 2441
G 2441 B: Removed chamber II blocking. It was built of rubble and bound with mud. Roofed with slabs. Rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, head on west, covered with red mud, perhaps they were going to make a coffin from the red mud of the rock. Left for photo.

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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
    03/08/1940; 03/09/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 2436

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2439

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2441

    • 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 2466

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2467

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2468

    • 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.