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Wednesday, January 26, 1938 (continued)

(3) G 2042c
G 2042c F: Removed the coffin lid. Rubble and traces of mud bound from the lid. Body, head on north, above it silt deposited with rain. Left for photo.

G 2042c H: Removed the body from the chamber. The body is drawn but not photographed. The chamber is very narrow. Drawing.


(4) West of G 2110
West of this mastaba, in the street between it and G 2051. Search for new mastabas and shafts in that place. Sand, limestone debris, rubble, potsherds and dirty debris. Exposed some shafts not numbered yet.

On east side of mastaba G 2051 two crude brick niches. In front of the southern niche we found an inscribed offering basin incised. Left for photo.

Thursday, January 27, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2051
(2) G 2110

(1) G 2051
Removed the inscribed offering basin [inscribed for Tjenti] [38-1-23] to the camp. Sketch of the inscription on the stone.


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  • 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
    01/26/1938; 01/27/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Tjenti (G 2051)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2051

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

People 3

Ancient People

  • Tjenti (G 2051)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2051. Limestone offering stone (38-1-23) inscribed for Tjenti, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r sSw mDAt (Axt-)xwfw sAb sS] royal acquaintance, overseer of scribes of the archive of (the pyramid of) Khufu, juridicial scribe; found in situ in G 2051.

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.