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Thursday, May 28, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421

(1) G 2421
East of room b. In searching for the lining of the room and the mastaba: limestone debris, dubsh and sand. The lining of the room a and the mastaba not yet exposed.

Friday, May 29, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421

(1) G 2421
On the top of the mastaba, above room a and north of the serdab in which we found the statue and the statuettes before, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. The lining of the mastaba and the shafts not yet exposed.

Saturday, May 30, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421

(1) G 2421
On the top of the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. The remains of the shafts and the lining not yet exposed.

Sunday, May 31, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421

(1) G 2421
On the top of the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. The remains of shafts and the lining of the mastaba not yet exposed.

Monday, June 1, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421

(1) G 2421
On the top of the mastaba, limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and sand. Exposed the northeast corner and the lining to west.
North of this mastaba appears a new mastaba and in it we found an inscribed limestone stela (in relief). The two mastabas not yet numbered and not yet started in.

Tuesday, June 2, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, June 3, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421

(1) G 2421
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts of the mastaba, limestone debris, sand and dubsh. Found in debris: a well made alabaster fragment [36-6-1] (perhaps from a basis of a statue).
West of the lining of the mastaba appear two shafts from a new mastaba.

Thursday, June 4, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421 and room a

(1) G 2421
On the top of the mastaba, to expose the shafts on east, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Exposed the lining and the shafts A, B, C, D, E, X, Y.

room a: In the room. Lined with stones, only on east lining gone on east and some on the other sides, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Shaft G 2421 Y appears on north, also on southwest appears in the lining limestone stela not inscribed, half of it gone. Cleared. Drawing on page 335.

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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
    05/28/1936 through 06/04/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2421

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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.