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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 126

Monday, September 23, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2184 E
(2) G 2185 A

(1) G 2184
G 2184 E: In shaft and chambers. Total depth 5.2 meters. White limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Two chambers appear I and II.
Chamber I. On west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in debris in front chamber I: hand of wooden statue and some decayed wood and also found in chamber debris: skeleton with head. Chamber cleared.
Chamber II. On east. Cut in rock. Blocked with one big stone and dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

(2) G 2185
G 2185 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is the first shaft in the mastaba on south. Down 2.5 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones, black debris and broken mud brick. The beginning of chamber I appears on south cut in rock. No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Tuesday, September 24, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, September 25, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2184 B, C, E, F, G
(2) G 2185 A
(3) G 2192
(4) G 2339 C, D
(5) [G 2347] A, B [= G 5551]
(6) G 2348 X [= G 5510]

(1) G 2184
G 2184 B: Removed chamber II blocking. Stones and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not exposed chamber III blocking.

G 2184 C: Removed chamber blocking. Stone and dubsh. Body, head on north. Body left for photo.

G 2184 E: Removed chamber II blocking. One big stone, dubsh and mud bound. Small wooden coffin appears from north to south. Wooden coffin left for photo.

G 2184 F: In shaft. Lined with dubsh east of shaft. D and E. Total depth 3.15 meters. Two chamber appear I and II.
Chamber I. On north lined with dubsh and stones. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: scattered bones.
Chamber II. On south lined with dubsh and stones. Roofed with stones because we found one roof stone. No blocking. Chambers clear. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2184 G: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is south of G and east of C. Down 5.2 meters. Excavated before 4.6 meters. Stones, dubsh and limestone debris. Chamber I appears on north cut in rock. No blocking. Small chamber. Open and empty. Not reached the rock in shaft and not exposed chamber II.

(2) G 2185
G 2185 A: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 3.25 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Cleared. Drawing on page 127.

(3) G 2192
Removed from top of the mastaba to the Camp: limestone lintel fragment [35-9-32] inscribed not complete [inscribed for Inenka]. Tracing of the inscribed stone on page 127.

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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
    09/23/1935; 09/24/1935; 09/25/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Inenka (in G 2192)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2192

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2339

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5551

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Inenka (in G 2192)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragment of limestone lintel (35-9-32) inscribed for Inenka, identified as [Hrj-pr pr-aA] major-domo of the Great House; found displaced on top of G 2192.

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.