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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, November 2, 1935 (continued)

(2) G 2375
G 2375 A: Removed the coffin lid from the chamber. Inside the coffin we found bones of body on south side. On north of the coffin we found limestone debris (white). Some of the body bones left for photo.

Sunday, November 3, 1935

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

(1) G 2347a
G 2347a A [= G 5563 A]: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 7.6 meters. Stones, limestone debris, black debris and sand. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Chamber not cleared. Found in chamber debris: grinding stone belonging to a statuette of servant (limestone). Fragment of alabaster of a small cup.

Monday, November 4, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2347a

(1) G 2347a
On top of the mastaba. East of shaft G 2347 Y and Z. South of G 2347a A [= G 5563 A]. Limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and potsherds. Search for the shafts of this mastaba. We exposed two shaft and they are not yet numbered.

Tuesday, November 5, 1935
Day of rest.

Wednesday, November 6, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2370 A

(1) G 2370 A
North of this rock-cut tomb. In a place, lined with dubsh. On south lined with mud brick from west to east. The same as a room. Black debris, potsherds and some coal. The building hand on the debris. Reached the rock on the floor. We exposed that it is not room. West of this building a well made building of stone squared same as the shaft. The Mudir order us to expose this building. White limestone debris and dubsh. Reached the rock in shaft, and exposed that it is not shaft.

Thursday, November 7, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2347a
(2) G 2385

(1) G 2347a
On the top of the mastaba. South of shaft A and E of shafts G 2347 Y and Z. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. Exposed some shafts, not yet numbered.

(2) G 2385
On the top of the mastaba. In digging two holes to expose the rock. Limestone debris, stones, dubsh, many potsherds and black debris. Found in debris: small deep basin of limestone inscribed. Exposed the rock in the mastaba.

Bill arrived from Europe today.

Friday, November 8, 1935

Work on
(1) G 2347a and shaft A

(1) G 2347a
On the top of the mastaba and east of it. Limestone debris, dubsh, potsherds and black debris. We did not expose new shafts.

G 2347a A [= G 5563 A]: In chamber. Black debris, limestone debris and dubsh. A coffin cut in rock from north to south appears in chamber. Found inside the coffin two complete mirrors (copper), cover of limestone pot, head of a body (broken), and some bones of a body. Found in chamber debris: inscribed fragment of limestone [fragment of architrave inscribed for Sankhenptah] [35-11-15d]. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION] A7324

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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
    11/02/1935 through 11/08/1935
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Sankhenptah (G 5520)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5551

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5563

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 4

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

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.