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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, September 8, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2370
(2) G 2371

(1) South of G 2370
South of the mastaba. To expose the corners of the small mastabas: G 2341 [= G 5540], G 2342 [= G 5520], 2343, G 2347 [= G 5551], G 2348, G 2349 [= G 5530] and G 2356, G 2357, G 2358. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. We exposed some corners of some mastabas and some are not yet exposed.

(2) South of G 2371
South of the mastaba. To expose the building and the corners of the mastabas G 2338 - G 2339. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Exposed the building and the corners of the two mastabas.
We found on the top of the mastaba G 2371: two fragments of limestone inscribed.

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [35-9-16]
[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [35-9-15]

Monday, September 9, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2370

(1) South of G 2370
South of the mastaba. To expose the building and the corners of the mastabas G 2341 - G 2357 and we make trenches for mastaba G 2341 [= G 5540], and search for shafts. Limestone debris, sand and dubsh. We exposed the corners but we found no shafts.

Tuesday, September 10, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, September 11, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2337

(1) G 2337
East and north this mastaba. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Exposed some new shafts east and north the mastaba. They are not yet numbered.

Thursday, September 12, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2338 B
(2) G 2371
(3) G 4310

(1) G 2338
G 2338 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones and dubsh and bound with mud above, and rock below. It is east of A and north of mastaba G 2337. It is broken into another chamber of G 2339 B, on north. Total depth 3.8 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh, stone sand debris. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. A coffin appears in the chamber cut in rock and body inside head on north. Found in shaft debris: big limestone drum inscribed with the name of "YENTI" [Inti and Tjetu] [35-9-17]. This stone broken into many fragments. The tracing of the fragments of page 121.

(2) G 2371
Removed from the top of the mastaba to the Camp: inscribed stone [35-9-18]. Drawing of the inscription on page 121.

(3) G 4310
To expose the southeast corner of the mastaba for drawing. Sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Exposed the southeast corner on the rock.

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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
    09/08/1935; 09/09/1935; 09/10/1935; 09/11/1935; 09/12/1935
  • Mentioned on page
    Tjetu (in G 2338)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 14

  • G 2337

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2338

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2339

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2356

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2371

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4310

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5511

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5512

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5540

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5551

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5554

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Tjetu (in G 2338)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragmentary limestone architrave (35-9-17 = MFA 35.2033) inscribed for Tjetu, identified as [xrp sH] director of the dining hall; found displaced in G 2338 B (possibly originally from G 2343 = G 5511). Possibly same individual as Tjetu [II] (owner of G 5511).

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.