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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, November 10, 1935

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

(1) G 2347a
G 2347a B [= G 5563 B]: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 6.15 meters. Limestone debris, black debris, some dubsh some potsherds and stones. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Reached the rock in shaft. Chamber not yet clear.

Monday, November 11, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2347a B, C, D, E

(1) G 2347a
G 2347a B [= G 5563 B]: In chamber. Black debris, red debris, limestone debris and stones. Found in chamber debris: small basis of a statuette kneading bread (limestone). On the room on west of the chamber we found: diorite dish broken into pieces and not quite complete. Left for photo.

G 2347a C [= G 5564 A]: In shaft and chamber. It is south of B and east of D. It is long from north to south. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Bound with plaster. Total depth 2.1 meters. Limestone debris, black debris and some dubsh. Chamber on south lined with dubsh and mud brick. Roofed with stones. No blocking. On west it is broken into shaft E. Found in chamber debris: small wooden statuette, leg broken. Also in chamber on the debris above the floor we found: two basis of wooden statuette (small) and a small wooden statuette, we photographed them and removed them to the Camp in magazine No. 2. Chamber not yet cleared.

G 2347a D [= G 5564 B]: In shaft. It is west of C and north of E. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Down 3.2 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. In front the chamber appears a limestone fragment (inscribed) left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

G 2347a E [= G 5564 C]: In shaft. It is south of D. Lined with stones and dubsh above. The shaft broken on east into chamber of shaft C. Down 2 meters. Limestone debris, black debris and some broken mud brick. Found in shaft debris: head of a wooden statuette, the ear gone. Decayed limestone door lintel inscribed and broken. Two torso of wooden statuettes. Torsos of a wooden statuette without the face and arms. Leg of a limestone statuette, small and decayed, red wash and some fingers gone. Some of fragments of plaster, red, white and blue. Underneath these objects in the debris we found: eleven limestone objects some of them painted with red, black and some without paint, they are the same as pots and objects for cackes[?], all left for photo. Tracing of the inscribed stones [fragments of architrave inscribed for Sankhenptah], on this page and on page 161.

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [35-11-15b] A7324
[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [35-11-15f] A7323

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  • 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
    11/10/1935; 11/11/1935
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Sankhenptah (G 5520)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5563

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5564

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Sankhenptah (G 5520)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5520. Limestone lintel (33-2-194), fragments of limestone architrave (35-11-15a-f), blocks of relief (33-3-10a, d) inscribed for Sankhenptah, identified as [sAb aD-mr nj-nst-xntt jmj-r sSw wr mDw Sma rx nswt Hrj-sStA jmj-r DADAt jmj-r kAt sHD sSw] judge and administrator, preeminent of place, overseer of scribes, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance, secretary, overseer of the council, overseer of works, inspector of scribes; found in G 5520 and displaced in pits associated with surrounding mastabas.

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.