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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 405

Sunday, October 11, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2426 (continued)
G 2426 E: In shaft. It is south of A. Lined with stones. Total depth 75 cm, limestone debris, and black debris. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2426 X: In shaft. It is in the street east of this mastaba. Lined with stones above and mud brick below, down 2.55 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on north blocked with stones and dubsh. Blocking left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

Monday, October 12, 1936

work on
(1) G 2423

(1) G 2423
East of the mastaba, between this mastaba and G 2378 and north of G 2376. In clearing the place and in exposing the shafts, black debris, mud brick, sand, dubsh and limestone debris.
North of G 2376 appears a lining of a small mastaba. Lined with stones and had one shaft and north of it another shaft. The place which is east of the mastaba not yet exposed. The new mastaba not yet numbered.

Tuesday, October 13, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, October 14, 1936

work on
(1) G 2429

(1) G 2429
On the top of the mastaba. It is west of G 2378 and east of G 2423. Lined with stones of south and east, but on west it is closed with the lining of mastaba G 2423, limestone debris, black debris, sand and dubsh. Found in debris on the top of the mastaba: limestone head of a statuette (broken in two and the face smashed). Exposed some of the shafts on south.

Thursday, October 15, 1936

work on
(1) G 2423
(2) G 7420

(1) G 2423
Exposed the shafts of the mastaba and numbered them. Drawing of the mastaba on page 406.

(2) G 7420
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining on south and west, limestone debris and dubsh. Lining not yet exposed on south and west.

Friday, October 16, 1936

work on
(1) G 7420

(1) G 7420
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining on south and west, limestone debris and dubsh. No lining inside the casing on south and west.

Ten guards arrived from Quft and ten guards left to Quft.
Salem [Salem Hassan] and Basheer [Bashir el-Adjemi] arrived from Quft.

Saturday, October 17, 1936

work on
(1) G 7410

(1) G 7410
On the top of the mastaba. In clearing the lining on top for drawing, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed on east lining with a face inside the casing, or south of the room.

Sunday, October 18, 1936

work on
(1) G 2423 A, B

(1) G 2423
G 2423 A: In shaft and chamber. Rock below. Total depth 5 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Chamber on east cut in rock. No blocking. Coffin cut in rock from north to south and lid gone found in chamber. Found in chamber debris: two limestone jars with (covers), one sandstone fragment with green copper. Drawing of shaft on page 407.

microfilm: end page 405

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
    10/11/1936 through 10/18/1936

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2376

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2426

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2429

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7410-7420

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery