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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, September 27, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2184 E, G
(2) G 2185 B
(3) G 2187
(4) G 2348 X [= G 5510]

(1) G 2184
G 2184 E: Removed the wooden coffin lid [35-9-35a]. Two bodies with their heads appear inside the coffin. One body smaller than the other. The bones are scattered. Bones left for photo.

G 2184 G: In chamber II. Stones, dubsh, limestone debris. A coffin appears in the chamber cut in rock from north to south. On south the lid broken not complete. The lid was not on the coffin. Found in chamber debris: five fragments of limestone very deep basin (inscribed) [35-9-35b]; one fragment of inscribed bottom of deep basin [35-9-36]; fragments of decayed wood; ox horn and not complete. The coffin lid left for photo. Tracing of the inscribed deep basin [35-9-35b].

[GLYPHS]

(2) G 2185
G 2185 B: In shaft lined with dubsh above, north of A and south of C. Down 1.6 meters. Limestone debris and black debris. Found in debris in shaft. A small statuette seated man (limestone) [35-9-39]. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

(3) G 2187
Hans found on the top of the mastaba: small hands of a man kneading bread (limestone) [35-9-40].

(4) G 2348
G 2348 X [= G 5510 X]: Removed the chamber roof. Stones from the roof. To take photo from the body.

Saturday, September 28, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2185 B, C
(2) G 2338 B
(3) G 2339 D
(4) G 2347 A, C [= G 5551]
(5) G 2409 X

(1) G 2185
On top of the mastaba on WS [southwest] or west of A, B. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds, black debris and broken mud brick. Round mud brick building appears on south running rectangular to north, same as small pits. Found in debris on the top of the mastaba and near the serdab: two limestone fragments of mould for making money in. A well made limestone fragment.
Drawing of the round rectangular building.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    09/27/1935; 09/28/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Hansmartin Handrick

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2338

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2339

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5551

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 4

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Hansmartin Handrick

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.