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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, April 25, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2407 V, W
(2) G 2419

(1) G 2407
G 2407 V: In shaft and chamber. It is in the room, east of W and west of G 2419. Lined with mud brick. Total depth 1.4 meters. Limestone debris, black debris and dubsh. Chamber on south. Lined with mud brick. It was roofed with stones, because we found the remains of roof stones on south. No blocking. Part of shaft W2 of G 2407 appears in the chamber. And also appears a part from the old shaft which shaft G 2407 W is built over it now. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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G 2407 W: In shaft and chamber. It is in the room, west of V and east of F. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud on three sides north, south and west. But on west lined with mud brick. Total depth 1.75 meters. Limestone debris, black debris and dubsh. Chamber on south, lined with dubsh and bound with mud on three sides north, south and west. But on east lined with mud brick. Roofed with stones, roof partly missing. No blocking. Appears in the chamber shaft W2. Cleared. Open and empty. Shaft W2 left for photo. Drawing.

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(2) G 2419
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the shafts, lined with stones and partly gone. It is north of G 2409 and east of G 2418. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds, black debris and sand. Cleared the street on south, between this mastaba and G 2409. And also cleared the front of the mastaba on south. Appears in the street west of the two doorjambs excavated yesterday a small shaft, not yet numbered. The rest of the shafts not yet exposed.

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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
    04/25/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2418

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • 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.