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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 355

Sunday, June 28, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2422 (continued)
G 2422 D: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and rock below. It is the first shaft in the mastaba on southwest. Down 5.35 meters, drift sand, and limestone debris, black debris underneath. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

G 2422 E: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. It is north of D and west of B. Total depth 3.40 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on north blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo. Found in shaft debris: sandstone fragment with green copper.

G 2422 F: In shaft. Lined with dubsh. It is west of C and north of E. Total depth 2 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on west lined with dubsh. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2422 X: In shaft. Lined with stones. It is in the southeast corner of the mastaba. Total length 3.05 meters, limestone debris and black debris. Chamber on south blocked with two big stones on west and dubsh on east. Underneath the stones, dubsh bound with mud. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2422 Y: In shaft. Lined with stones and have some mud brick courses on east, west, and north. It is north of X and east of C and B. Down 2 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on south (opened). No blocking. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

Monday, June 29, 1936

work on
(1) G 2418
(2) G 2422 D, Y

(1) G 2418
In exposing the lining of the mastaba on north and east. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Lining not yet exposed. Found in debris above the mastaba: copper object.

(2) G 2422
G 2422 D: In shaft. Total depth 6.90 meters, limestone debris, black debris and sand. Chamber on north, like a hole in the rock. In the chamber a cut in rock same as a coffin running from north to south. Found in coffin debris:
eight different elements of faded blue green faience necklace.
a) two big semicircular end pieces with six holes each [36-6-55a].
b) one ditto medium size [36-6-55b].
c) three small ones and fragments [36-6-55c].
d) fourteen spacers with seven holes each [36-6-55e].
e) fifty eight pendant beads with two holes [36-6-55f].
f) four pierced conical beads [36-6-55d].
g) cylinder beads [36-6-55g].
h) ring beads [36-6-55h].
Cleared and drawing on page 356.

G 2422 Y: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 2.75 meters, limestone debris, and dubsh. Chamber on south lined with dubsh and roofed with stones, roof partly destroyed. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing on page 356.

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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
    06/28/1936; 06/29/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2418

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2422

    • 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.