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Saturday, April 18, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2407

(1) G 2407
On the top of the mastaba, in exposing the building and the shafts on east and north. Lined with stones, east of G 2402b, G 2406, north of G 2403, west of G 2409. White limestone debris, potsherds and dubsh. Building and shafts not yet exposed.

A very strong wind today and we stopped the work in the afternoon.

Sunday, April 19, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2010 A2
(2) G 2402b A, B, C, Z
(3) G 2407 D

(1) G 2010
G 2010 A2: Removed the chamber blocking. Dubsh not bound. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

(2) G 2402b
G 2402b A: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with mud brick and dubsh. One stone, dubsh and mud bound. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2402b B: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with mud brick and dubsh and bound with mud, mud brick from blocking, and black debris in chamber. Body, head on north, and fragment of wooden coffin. Found in debris in the blocking: fragment sandstone with green copper. Body left for photo.

G 2402b C: Removed the chamber roof. Dubsh, stones and mud bound. Body, head on north. Left for photo.

G 2402b Z: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with stones. One stone, some dubsh and in chamber limestone debris. Body left for photo.

(3) G 2407
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the building and the shafts of this mastaba on east and north. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and some stones. Four shafts exposed today, and three shafts were excavated before, but not yet numbered, only we number shaft C.

G 2407 D: It is north of the serdab which is north of shaft C. Lined with dubsh. On west, big stone, the same as a roof in shaft. Down 90 cm. Limestone debris and dubsh. Found in the beginning of the shaft: big door lintel [36-4-56] inscribed in relief and hav[ing] a cartouche with the name "Khufu", broken into two fragments. After photograph[ing] the door lintel we removed it from the pit, and underneath the lintel door we found - statue [36-4-53], standing, half size, broken in two pieces above knee. Named Khufuw-khenui [Khuienkhufu]. Tip of right thumb and handkerchief broken off. Seated statuette [36-4-52], tip nose and part over left eye and tip of middle toe chipped off. Lower part of right hand, corner of base broken off. Name Ka-m-Iset [Kaemiset]. The statue and the statuette are both photographed and removed to camp. Not reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not yet reached.

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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
    04/18/1936; 04/19/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Kaemiset (in G 2407)
    Khuienkhufu (G 2407)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Manuelian, Peter Der. "An Approach to Archaeological Information Management: The Giza Archives Project." In Filip Coppens, ed. Abusir and Saqqara in the year 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium (Prague, September 25th-27th, 2001). Archiv Orientální 70, No. 3 (August 2002). Prague: Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, p. 328, fig. 3.

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • Kaemiset (in G 2407)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone seated statue (36-4-52 = Cairo JE 67571) inscribed for Kaemiset, identified as [wab nswt xntj-S] royal wab-priest, palace attendant; found in G 2407 D. Possibly same individual as Meset (name may be only partially preserved) depicted on fragment of limestone false door tablet (35-9-55); found displaced in G 2409 X (top of shaft), mastaba of origin unknown.
  • 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.