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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, September 13, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421

(1) G 2421
West of this mastaba and north of G 2419. Searching for the remains of the statuettes found before in the serdab of the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Appears the foundation of a new mastaba running from east to west. Found nothing yet.

Monday, September 14, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421

(1) G 2421
West of the mastaba and north of G 2419. Searching for the remains of the statuettes we found before in the serdab of the mastaba G 2421, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. North of G 2419 appears small new mastaba lined with stones and dubsh. It is south of the lining of the new mastaba which appears yesterday which is running from east to west and has three small shafts. Nothing found yet. The two new mastabas not yet numbered.

Tuesday, September 15, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, September 16, 1936

work on
(1) G 1366 A
(2) G 2421

(1) G 1366
G 1366 A: In shaft. It is south of B and at the end of the mastaba on south. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud above and rock below. Down 3.10 meters, limestone debris, some dubsh and potsherds. Chamber on east cut in rock blocked with two stones and some dubsh and bound with gypsum. Blocking left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(2) G 2421
West of the mastaba, above the mastaba which appears on the 13 of September, which is not yet numbered. Searching for remains of the statuettes which we found before in the serdab of the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and sand. Nothing yet found.

Thursday, September 17, 1936

work on
(1) G 2418

(1) G 2418
On the top of the mastaba on south. Lined with stones. West of G 2421 and north of G 2427. Searching for the remains of Min-Nofer statues which we found before in to the serdab of G 2421, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Nothing yet found. No shafts exposed.

Friday, September 18, 1936

work on
(1) G 2428

(1) G 2428
On the top of the mastaba on south, in exposing the shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand, black debris and underneath limestone debris and some dubsh. Appears east of the mastaba and between this mastaba and G 2421, limestone stela (not inscribed). Exposed some shafts on the south and the street. Shafts we exposed not yet numbered.

Saturday, September 19, 1936

work on
(1) G 2428

(1) G 2428
On the top of the mastaba in exposing shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. The remains of shafts not yet exposed.

Sunday, September 20, 1936

work on
(1) G 2428

(1) G 2428
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains the remains of shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. The remains of shafts not yet exposed.

Monday, September 21, 1936

work on
(1) G 2427 A, B, C
(2) G 2428
(3) G 7152

(1) G 2427
G 2427 A: In shaft. It is in the beginning of the mastaba on west. It is west of B. Lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.20 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on north lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Body (child) head on north, left for photo.

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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
    09/13/1936 through 09/21/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Minnefer (G 2421)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 1366

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2418

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2421

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2427

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7152

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Minnefer (G 2421)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2421. Four limestone standing statues (36-5-40 = MFA 37.637 deaccessioned = Cleveland 1948.420, 36-5-41 = MFA 37.639, 36-5-42, 36-5-43 = MFA 37.2740) inscribed for Minnefer, identified on all as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; all found in situ in G 2421 serdab (incorrectly attributed to G 2427 in Porter-Moss III, p. 94). Limestone lintel (36-5-67) inscribed for Minnefer and his wife Hekenu; Minnefer identified as [jmj-r wpwt xntjw-S pr-aA rx nswt Hrj-sStA sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of commissions of palace attendants of the Great House, royal acquaintance, secretary, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found displaced in G 2421. Limestone offering basin (12-11-54) inscribed for Minnefer, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA xrp aH(?) Hrj-sStA n nb=f sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, director of the palace(?), secretary of his lord, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found in test hole north of G 2375 (G 2399), probably originally from G 2421.

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.