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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 302

Monday, April 20, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2407

(1) G 2407
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remain[ing] shafts, and in exposing between this mastaba and G 2409. Limestone debris, dubsh, stones and potsherds and underneath sand and native debris. Exposed today shafts A, B, C, D, E, F, X, Y, Z, U and V. North of shaft B appears a remains of a room. Lined with stones and underneath this lining and the debris appears shafts B and C. Found in debris south of the serdab. Chips of plaster with traces of hieroglyphs painted with red, black and yellow, two pieces of copper (fibula?). On the northeast side, appears a room, lined with stones (not inscribed). Removed the door lintel we found yesterday [36-4-56] to the camp.
Drawing of the mastaba.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sketch of the door lintel [inscribed for Khuienkhufu] [36-4-56].

[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
    04/20/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Khuienkhufu (G 2407)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2403

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2406

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2418

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khuienkhufu (G 2407)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Probable owner of G 2407. Limestone standing statue (36-4-53 = MFA 37.638) inscribed for Khuienkhufu, identified as [sHD xntjw-S] inspector of palace attendants; limestone lintel (36-4-56 = MFA 36.2988a + MFA 36.2988b) inscribed for Khuienkhufu (written Khykhufu), identified as [rx nswt sHD xntjw-S sHD xntjw-S wab Hrj-sStA Hm-nTr] royal acquaintance, inspector of palace attendants (written twice), wab-priest, secretary, priest; both found displaced in G 2407 D. Limestone drum lintel (40-1-16) inscribed for Khuienkhufu (written Khenykhufu), identified as [wab nswt] royal wab-priest; found in corridor between G 2409 and G 2419 (probably from over entrance to corridor between those mastabas leading to chapel of G 2407).

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.