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Sunday, March 8, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2004 (continued)
G 2004 Z. drawing


Monday, March 9, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2004 A, D, U, V

(1) G 2004
In the street. East of this mastaba, between this mastaba and G 2005. Drift sand and underneath limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Exposed in the street two shafts U and V. Street is cleared.

G 2004 A: Removed chamber II blocking. Stones, dubsh and mud bound and white limestone debris underneath. A coffin cut in rock from north to south appears in chamber. Roofed with three slabs, one big and two small. Removed the coffin. Also removed the body after photo. Underneath the head of the body we found elements of faience necklace, faience covered with thin gold foil, two big semi-circular end pieces, two small semi circular end piece, six spacers, fifty three flies, and faience cylinder and ball beads covered with gold foil. From all these objects we knew that the body is a woman.

G 2004 D: Removed chamber II blocking. Stone, mud bound and underneath dubsh and limestone debris. Exposing that the stone block which is on east side is an inscribed limestone stela (sunk relief), partly gone on the upper part. Body left for photo. Removed the inscribed stela to the camp. Sketch of the stela [inscribed for Ysh].


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  • 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
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Ysh (in G 2004)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2004

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

People 3

Ancient People

  • Ysh (in G 2004)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone false door (36-3-15) inscribed for Ysh, identified as [sHD Hmw-kA] inspector of ka-priests; found reused in G 2004 D.

Modern People

  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.