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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, November 14, 1935 (continued)

(3) G 2358 (continued)
Drawing of G 2358 D [= G 5540 B]

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, November 15, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2391 A, B, C, D, E

(1) G 2391
In the shafts of the mastaba, lined with stones on east and north. It is west of G 2450. East of this mastaba there are three stelae, two deep basins and one stone, they are all inscribed, and also a small square stone inscribed.

G 2391 A: In chamber. Black debris, some dubsh and stones. A coffin cut in rock running from north to south without lid and empty found in the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2391 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones above and some building gone, rock below. It is north of A, south of C and east of shaft E. Total depth 3.65 meters. Black debris, dubsh, papers and some potsherds. Chamber on west, cut in rock. No blocking. A coffin cut in rock from north to south without lid and a body inside the coffin head on north, appears in chamber. Found in shaft debris: limestone fragments of deep basin, inscribed; small limestone fragment inscribed. Also we found in chamber debris: scattered bones of a body. Reached the rock in shaft, and left the body

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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
    11/14/1935; 11/15/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2391

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2450

    • 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.