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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 156

Thursday, October 31, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2347a A [= G 5563 A]
(2) G 2374

(1) G 2347a
G 2347a A [= G 5563 A]: In shaft. Down 4 meters. Big stones (we broke them), dubsh and black debris. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber. Men working east of the shaft and the stela which we exposed before. Stones, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. To expose this place.

(2) G 2374
Removed two inscribed stones from the room of this mastaba to the Camp. Tracing of the two inscribed stones [35-10-32].

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

Friday, November 1, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2347a

(1) G 2347a
On the top of the mastaba east of shaft G 2347a A [= G 5563 A]. Limestone debris, dubsh and debris. We did not expose new shafts.

Saturday, November 2, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2347a and shaft A
(2) G 2375 A

(1) G 2347a
On the top of the mastaba. East of A. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and sand. Not exposed new shafts.

G 2347[a] A [= G 5563]: In shaft. Down 6.2 meters. Big stones (we broke them), dubsh and black debris. Found in shaft debris: inscribed limestone fragment [35-11-1, Khenit] from the building of the room. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber. Tracing.

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

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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
    10/31/1935; 11/01/1935; 11/02/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Khenit (in G 5563)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5563

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khenit (in G 5563)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of unidentified tomb owner (?). Only head preserved on inscribed fragment of relief (35-11-1), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found displaced in G 2347a A = G 5563 A.

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.