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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, January 9, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2130

(1) North of G 2130
In the street which is north of the mastaba, between this mastaba and mastaba G 2210. Drift sand and underneath stone fallen from the two mastabas, dubsh and limestone debris. In the street appears building wall running from north to south, joins these two mastabas. I say that this building is a remains of two small mastabas in this street. The street not yet cleared on west side. No shafts appear.

Friday, January 10, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2130

(1) North of G 2130
In the street which is north of the mastaba, between this mastaba and mastaba G 2210. Drift sand and underneath stones fallen from the two mastabas, dubsh and limestone debris. Street not yet cleared.

Saturday, January 11, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2130

(1) North of G 2130
North of mastaba, between this mastaba and G 2210 on west. Drift sand, stones underneath, dubsh and limestone debris. Cleared the street and exposed the corners of the mastaba. Also the work east of this mastaba on north, between this mastaba and G 2133. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, and stones. Exposing the shafts of the mastaba G 2130 (U, V, Y, Z).

Sunday, January 12, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2130 U, V, W

(1) G 2130
East of this mastaba, between this mastaba and mastaba G 2133. Sand, limestone debris, stones and dubsh. We found in the street in front the stela of the mastaba, inscribed limestone fragments not complete and decayed. The Mudir told us that this stone is not from this mastaba G 2130, but this stone [is] from the small mastabas which [are] east of this mastaba. Sketch of the inscribed stone [inscribed for Neferherenptah].

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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
    01/09/1936; 01/10/1936; 01/11/1936; 01/12/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Neferherenptah (near G 2130)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Neferherenptah (near G 2130)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone lintel (36-1-5) inscribed for Neferherenptah, identified as [sbA nswt] royal instructor; found in front of false door of G 2130, but belonging to unidentified small mastaba east of it.

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.