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Tuesday, November 12, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2347a C, E [= G 5564]

(1) G 2347a
G 2347a C [= G 5564 A]: In chamber. Limestone debris mixed with black debris. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.


G 2347a E [= G 5564 C]: In shaft: 1) Removed the objects: eleven limestone fragments some of them painted with red and blue and some are not painted. They are belonging to servant figures, cooking implements etc. After we removed the objects we began to remove the debris which contains of: broken mud brick, black debris and silt deposited with rain. We found underneath the objects: two limestone pieces painted with blue, three legs of gypsum statuette painted with red, decayed. We photographed the objects and removed it to the magazine. We found in debris: fragments of gypsum statuette painted with red, and blue, small flint fragment, hand of a small wooden statuette decayed, two small wooden fragments. Not reached the rock in shaft, and also not yet reached the chamber.

Wednesday, November 13, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2347a D, E [= G 5564]
(2) G 2357 [S] [H 5561]

(1) G 2347a
G 2347a D [= G 5564 B]: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 4.05 meters. Black debris and some dubsh. Removed the inscribed limestone fragment, which we found in front the chamber after we photographed it. We found in debris in shaft: small limestone fragment, five complete pots, pottery. Reached the rock in shaft; chamber not yet cleared. Sketch of the two limestone fragments [one belongs to architrave inscribed for Sankhenptah].

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [35-11-33] B8584
[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [35-11-15a] A7324

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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
    11/12/1935; 11/13/1935
  • Mentioned on page
    Sankhenptah (G 5520)
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5561

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5564

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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

  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.