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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, October 4, 1939

Work on:
(1) G 2165
(2) G 2353 Y

(1) G 2165
On top of mastaba in exposing the lining on east. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the lining of the mastaba is a stone mastaba partly destroyed on east and north. It is east of G 2160, west of G 4980 and G 2180 and south of G 2166 and G 2167. East of the lining in the street, which is running to the east, between G 4980 and G 2180, appears a new mastaba not yet numbered. In the lining of G 2165 on east two stone on the floor (perhaps places of two stelae and the stelae removed from them). In front of the north stone we found, inscribed offering basin in sunk relief [39-10-4]. Left in place for photo. Eight shafts were excavated before, A-H, but now they are filled with debris from Junker's dump. The shafts not drawn before. Not started with them. Drawing of mastaba.

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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
    10/04/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2165

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2166

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2167

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2353

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4980

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.