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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, July 20, 1936

work on
(1) G 2424

(1) North of G 2424
North of this mastaba and G 2425. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. In that place appears walls and lining of new mastabas running from east of west. This place is not yet cleared.

Tuesday, July 21, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, July 22, 1936

work on
(1) G 2422 W
(2) G 2424 A, B, C
(3) G 2425 A, X

(1) G 2422
G 2422 W: Removed the body from the chamber. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2424
G 2424 A: In shaft. It is south of B and north of C. Lined with stones above and rock below. Down 3.50 meters, limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber on west cut in rock. No blocking. In chamber appeared body, head on north. Above the body on south we found debris, west of the body we found dubsh, like a wall from the beginning of the chamber on south to the end of it on north. Not reached the rock in shaft and not started in chamber.

G 2424 B: In shaft. It is north of A, at the end of the mastaba on north, small shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Down 1.15 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and some potsherds. Chamber in the beginning of the shaft on west blocked with dubsh without mud. Blocking left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft and not yet expose if there is another shaft or not.

G 2424 C: In shaft. It is south of A, at the end of the mastaba on south, small shaft. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the rock. Total depth 2.40 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2425
G 2425 A: In shaft. It is west of X and southeast of Y. Lined with stones above and mud brick below, only on west partly destroyed. Down 2.30 meters, stones fallen in shaft, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on west lined with mud brick and roofed with stones. Found in the lining of the shaft on west: fragments of limestone stela inscribed (sunk relief). Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber. Sketch of the stela.

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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
    07/20/1936; 07/21/1936; 07/22/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

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.