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Thursday, May 14, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2420 (continued)
G 2420: Drawing of the mastaba with the rooms.


Friday, May 15, 1936

work on
(1) G 1223
(2) G 2420 D

(1) G 1223
On the top of the mastaba. South of the Annex place and on north of the mastaba in exposing the corners of the shaft which is south of shaft A, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Exposed the corners of the shaft.

(2) G 2420
G 2420 D: In shaft. It is south of shaft S which is built in the serdab. It is the first shaft in the mastaba on southwest. Lined with dubsh above. Down 2.50 meters, limestone debris and stones. Found in shaft debris: seated statuette [36-5-29] without head name written on basis beside left foot.
Squatting limestone figure [36-5-30] cleaning inside of wine jar with right hand held with left between his legs, head and part of left shoulder broken off, part of upper left arm missing. Basis of small limestone statuette [36-5-31] of same man Nezumuw [Nedjemu] given to him by his son.

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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
    05/14/1936; 05/15/1936
  • Mentioned on page
    Nedjemu (in G 2420)
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 1223

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2415

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

People 3

Ancient People

  • Nedjemu (in G 2420)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Headless limestone seated statue (36-5-29 = MFA 37.642) inscribed for Nedjemu, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; fragmentary limestone standing statue (36-5-31 = MFA 37.662 deaccessioned = Memphis 1987.2.1) inscribed for Nedjemu (dedicated by his son Seneb), identified as [sHD wabw xntj-S] inspector of wab-priests, palace attendant; seated statue and base of standing statue found in G 2420 D, body of standing statue found in G 2411 Z. Porter & Moss (p. 93) attribute G 2420 to Nedjemu on the basis of two statues inscribed for him but found displaced in shaft D. However, they do not mention the three in situ false doors in room b, the southernmost (and, presumably, main) one of which is inscribed for Khufudjedef, suggesting that he was the owner of G 2420.

Modern People

  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.