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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, April 23, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2402a E, F
(2) G 2407 C, D

(1) G 2402a
On the top of the mastaba. On east lined with stones, limestone debris and black debris. Exposed shafts E and F.

G 2402a E: In shaft. It is east of B and south of F. Small shaft, lined with dubsh and bound with mud. On west partly destroyed. Total depth 1.15 meters, limestone debris, and black debris. Chamber on south, roofed with stones. Blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Found in shaft debris: three complete pots (pottery). Blocking left for photo.

G 2402a F: In shaft and chamber. It is east of C and north of E. Small shaft lined with dubsh and bound with mud. On west partly destroyed. Total depth 1.05 meters. Limestone debris and black debris. Chamber on north, lined with dubsh and was roofed with stones, because one roof stone found. It was blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(2) G 2407
G 2407 C: In shaft. Rock below. Total depth 5 meters. White limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Blocked with stones and bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2407 D: In shaft and chamber. It is north of the serdab which is north of C, west of U and south of E. Total depth 2.58 meters. White limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on east, lined with dubsh. It was built in shaft U. It was roofed with stones. The roof and the lining now gone. No blocking. A cut in rock on northeast corner, down 17 cm and long 64 cm. Width 37 cm. Cleared. Drawing.

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Friday, April 24, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2402a E F
(2) G 2407 A2, E, F, X, Y, Z, U
(3) G 2409

(1) G 2402a
G 2402a E: Removed the chamber blocking, lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roof partly destroyed. Dubsh, mud bound, and in chamber limestone debris and black debris. Body, head on north. Found in chamber debris: big copper needle. Body left for photo.

G 2402a F: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2407
G 2407 A2: Removed the chamber blocking, big chamber cut in rock. Chamber is clear, found empty. Thieves opened it and blocked it as it was before. Chamber left for photo.

G 2407 E: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with plaster, and in the middle of the shaft on west roofed with big stone, but the stone is displaced (on north). It is north of D and south of F. Total depth 2.2. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris. After removing the roof stone and chamber roof stone appears.

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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
    04/23/1936; 04/24/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.