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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, September 12, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2094 (continued)
G 2094 Z. drawing.

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G 2094 U: In shaft and chamber. It is north of Z and west of G 2094. Lined with mud brick and dubsh and bound with mud on north and west. On south and north lined with stones and red bad rock underneath. Total depth 2.43 meters, red sand, pebble and bones. Chamber on east underneath the foundation of the mastaba, it is cut in the bad rock. No blocking and on south broken into shaft Z. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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Serdab: In the serdab west of the room of the mastaba and northeast of A. Lined with stones from north to south. Roof gone. Total height 1.40 meters, drift sand. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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(2) G 2421
West of this mastaba and north of G 2420. Search for the remains of the statuette of Min-nofer [Minnefer] which we found in the serdab of this mastaba before, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Nothing found.

(3) G 2424
G 2424 B: Removed the lining of chamber I and started into the shaft. Total depth 2.50 meters, stones, from the roof of chamber I, and limestone debris, potsherds and black debris. Reached the rock in shaft. No other [chamber]. 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
    09/12/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Minnefer (G 2421)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Minnefer (G 2421)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2421. Four limestone standing statues (36-5-40 = MFA 37.637 deaccessioned = Cleveland 1948.420, 36-5-41 = MFA 37.639, 36-5-42, 36-5-43 = MFA 37.2740) inscribed for Minnefer, identified on all as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; all found in situ in G 2421 serdab (incorrectly attributed to G 2427 in Porter-Moss III, p. 94). Limestone lintel (36-5-67) inscribed for Minnefer and his wife Hekenu; Minnefer identified as [jmj-r wpwt xntjw-S pr-aA rx nswt Hrj-sStA sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of commissions of palace attendants of the Great House, royal acquaintance, secretary, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found displaced in G 2421. Limestone offering basin (12-11-54) inscribed for Minnefer, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA xrp aH(?) Hrj-sStA n nb=f sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, director of the palace(?), secretary of his lord, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found in test hole north of G 2375 (G 2399), probably originally from G 2421.

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.