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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 458

Thursday, April 22, 1937(continued)

Drawing of mastabas G 2014, G 2013.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2378
North of this mastaba. Search for new mastabas and shafts. Limestone debris, rubble, stones, sand and broken mud brick. Found in debris: small inscribed limestone fragments [37-4-11, fragments of false door inscribed for Henti], small alabaster fragment [37-4-12], limestone fragment with blue traces [37-4-13]. Nothing yet exposed.

(4) G 2431
G 2431 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Debris. One big slab (we break) and dubsh, and inside the chamber one big stone, limestone debris, dubsh and mud brick. North-south coffin cut in rock, lid gone, debris on north, body head on north (broken) inside the coffin. Also beside the body inside the coffin we found wooden fragments (perhaps from a wooden coffin). Body left for photo.

(5) G 2432
G 2432 B: Removed the chamber blocking. It is roofed and lined with stones. Two stones, dubsh and mud bound, underneath limestone debris and black debris and in the chamber mud brick and dubsh. Body, head on north (broken). Left for photo.

(6) G 2433
G 2433 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Mud brick, mud bound from the blocking. In chamber, limestone debris, rubble, potsherds and dirty debris. No body in chamber, open and empty. Drawing.

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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
    04/22/1937
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Henti (north of G 2378)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2009

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2012

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2013

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2431

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2432

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2433

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Henti (north of G 2378)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Incomplete fragmentary false door (37-4-11) inscribed for Henti; found in pieces north of G 2378.

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.