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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, October 24, 1935 (continued)

(1) G 2370 (continued)
Or in front every rock-cut tomb sloping passage. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Exposed some of the drainage channels, to take the height of the rock.

(2) G 2375
In clearing the room of the mastaba. Limestone debris, stones, dubsh, black debris and potsherds. Cleared for drawing. Exposed some of the stela which is in the room on west.

Friday, October 25, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2197 A

(1) G 2197
G 2197 A: In the shaft. It is the first shaft on south of the mastaba. It is south of B and west of the serdab and the room of the mastaba. Lined with dubsh above underneath mud brick and rock below. Building gone on south and east sides. Down 3.75 meters. Excavated before 2.2 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and also the chamber.

Saturday, October 26, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2184 B
(2) G 2197 A

(1) G 2184
G 2184 B: Removed chamber III blocking. Total depth 6.3 meters. One big stone (we broke), some dubsh, mud bound and underneath limestone debris. Body, head on north appears in chamber. The body wrapped in cloth, decayed. Left for photo.

(2) G 2197
G 2197 A: In shaft. Total depth 6.8 meters. White limestone debris. Chamber on south cut in rock. Blocked with stones and underneath dubsh and underneath limestone debris. Only on east one stone from blocking gone. Blocking bound with mud. Inside the chamber head of a body on southwest and some fragments of a head of another body appears north of the first head. The bones of the bodies are thrown into the chamber in the debris. Also some wooden fragments decayed. It may be from a coffin. Blocking left for photo.

Sunday, October 27, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2197 B
(2) G 2347a A [= G 5563 A]

(1) G 2197
G 2197 B: In shaft. It is north of A and south of C. Lined with dubsh above and bound with plaster. Down 1.3 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Not reached the rock in shaft, and also not reached the chamber.

(2) G 2347a
G 2347a A [= G 5563 A]: Exposing a dubsh wall running from north to south, under the building of the mastaba G 2381 on east and east of G 2347 X [= G 5562]. Stones, dubsh, limestone debris and black debris. Exposed shaft G 2347a A. It is east of G 2347 X [= G 5562] and south of G 2381 Y. Lined with dubsh and mud brick, rock below. Building gone on east and south. Down 2.25 meters. Dubsh, stones and black debris. Found in shaft debris: limestone fragment (round) belonging to servant statuette, faience cylinder bead. Not reached the rock in shaft and not the chamber.
East of this shaft we found wall running from west to east, and on top of S a mud brick wall appears on the debris. It is east of the shaft running from south to north, we found a stela limestone (not inscribed), and in front the stela limestone deep basin not inscribed. East of the stela and the basin running to east on mud brick floor on debris, we numbered this place G 2347a. Not reached the end of the mud brick walls. Drawing of today's work.

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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
    10/24/1935; 10/25/1935; 10/26/1935; 10/27/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5562

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5563

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 7

Full Bibliography

  • Manuelian, Peter Der. "Penmeru Revisited–Giza Mastaba G 2197 (Giza Archives Gleanings V)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), p. 10.

Photos 1

People 2

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.