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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, April 27, 1938 (continued)

(2) G 2089
G 2089 A: Mr. W.S. Smith and Mohammed Said removed the wooden lid from the chamber. In the coffin appears body, head on north, wrapped in cloth and in the southwest corner of the coffin we found an alabaster cylinder vase [38-4-32] with hieratic inscription in black ink, probably titles and name of owner, (...Khenty-sha pr.) [Neferked] reading uncertain but decipherable. Also removed one of the coffin's side, the west side. The body and the alabaster vase photographed and removed to the camp.

Thursday, April 28, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2087 A, B, C, D
(2) G 2088 A, X, Y
(3) G 6027 D

(1) G 2087
G 2087 A: In shaft. Lined above with stones and rock cut below. It is south of B and east of C. Total depth 2.31 meters. Pebble and red debris. Chamber on west. Blocked with rubble and bound with mud, left for photo.

G 2087 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry to the beginning of the rock. It is north of A, east of D, near the southwest corner of G 2086. Total depth 2.07 meters. Sand and rubble. Chamber, on east. Built of stones topped with rubble and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2087 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. Only on west with stones of G 2088. It is west of A and north of serdab (2). Total depth 1.37 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh. Chamber on north. Built of stones and roofed with stones. No blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2087 D: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the beginning of the rock. Only on north with stones of G 2086. It is west of B and south of G 2086. Total depth 2.05 meters. Pebble, red debris and dubsh. Chamber on west. Blocked with rubble and bound with mud. Left for photo.

(2) G 2088
G 2088 A: Removed the remains of the blocking and started in the chamber. Two stones from the blocking and gypsum bound. In the chamber drift sand and traces of bones. North-south rock cur coffin roofed with stones, only one stone missing from the roof on north. Only one stone remains on south. Empty. Cleared. Drawing on page 647.

G 2088 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry to the beginning of the rock. It is west of the mastaba and south of Y. Total depth 2.27 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on south. lined with stones and roofed with stones. No blocking. Body, head on north. One alabaster fragment probably from a statue; body left for photo.

G 2088 Y: In shaft and chamber. Lined with masonry to the beginning of the rock. North of X and south of Z, west of the mastaba. Total depth 173 meters. Drift sand. Chamber on south. Lined with stones and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 647.

(3) G 6027
G 6027 D: Removed the bones of the body from chamber III. Found in debris north of the body: fragments of gold foil (very small); faience cylinder beads; faience disc beads; two small fragments of copper. Cleared. Drawing on page 647.

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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
    04/27/1938; 04/28/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
    Neferked (G 2089)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2087

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2089

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6027

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Neferked (G 2089)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2089. Alabaster cylinder jar (38-4-32) inscribed for Neferked, identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found in coffin in G 2089 A.

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 Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.