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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, October 1, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2428 (continued)
G 2428 Z: In shaft. It is in the street between this mastaba and G 2421 on north. It is north of Y. Lined with stones. Down 2.10 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

G 2428 U [= G 2436 C]: In shaft and chamber. It is north of the mastaba. Lined with mud brick on west and north, lining gone on north and lined with stones on east and south, small shaft. Total depth 80 cm, sand and limestone debris. Chamber on east lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, October 2, 1936

work on
(1) G 2420 V
(2) G 2421 X
(3) G 2422 Z, U
(4) G 2428 Z

(1) G 2420
G 2420 V: North of this shaft and east of chamber I appear a roof of another chamber. We exposed that this roof of the second chamber. We numbered this chamber as chamber II, it is runs from north to south and blocked with one stone and some dubsh. Chamber II blocking left for photo.

(2) G 2421
G 2421 X: Removed the door lintel of the shaft, because the stone is inscribed in (sunk relief) and broken into two fragments. It is a fragment from a deep limestone basin [36-10-4] with the name of Akhet-Meruwt [Akhmerutnisut].
Sketch of the stone.

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

(3) G 2422
G 2422 Z: Removed the lining of the shaft to remove out the inscribed fragments of the stone, we found many big and small fragments, some in the lining and some in the debris.

G 2422 U: In shaft. It is south of Z and east of V. Lined with stones. In this shaft built shaft V, and the northeast corner of V is in shaft U, down 80 cm, limestone debris, dubsh and stones from the lining of shaft V. East of this shaft, a limestone stela [36-10-5] built in the wall and partly destroyed above. The stela is inscribed in (sunk relief). Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [false door of Pan]

(4) G 2428
G 2428 Z: In shaft. Total depth 3.15 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on north blocked with dubsh. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

Saturday, October 3, 1936

work on
(1) G 2418 Z
(2) G 2422 U
(3) G 2423
(4) G 2426

(1) G 2418
G 2418 Z: We found in the roof of the chamber big limestone fragment inscribed (in sunk relief) and partly gone with a cartouche of Khufu [36-10-15]. The stone left for photo.

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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
    10/01/1936; 10/02/1936; 10/03/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)
    Pan (G 2422)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2418

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2421

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2422

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2426

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2436

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2184. Limestone seated statue (MFA 12.1482) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [rx nswt smr jmj-r st n xntjw-S n pr-aA] royal acquaintance, companion, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found in situ in G 2184 inner room of chapel. North and south false doors and architrave in west wall of interior chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; in situ in G 2184 (interior chapel previously blocked by later phases of construction). False door in niche (blocking entrance to interior chapel) in west wall of inner room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; found in situ in G 2184. Also appears on painted block (MFA 13.6040) from this false door; found displaced. South false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; west and south walls (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Architectural elements (drum lintel and jambs of entrance to inner room of chapel) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA wab nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House, royal wab-priest; also appears in chapel relief (east door jamb of entrance to inner room of chapel, west wall of outer room of chapel, identifying inscriptions not preserved in all cases); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Fragments of displaced door frame (MFA 47.1886 + MFA 47.1887 + MFA 47.1888 + MFA 47.1889 + MFA 47.1890 + MFA 47.1891 + MFA 47.1892 + MFA 47.1893 + MFA 47.1894) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House. Fragment of displaced lintel (MFA 47.1895) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA nb jmAx xr nb=f wab nswt rx nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of royal authorizations of the Great House, possessor of reverence before his lord, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance. Limestone offering basin (36-10-4) made from lintel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found reused in G 2421 X. Roth (Mummies & Magic, p. 87) suggests: "If this lintel was not taken from the tomb of the elder [Akhmerutnisut] (there is no obvious place in that tomb to restore it), it may have been taken from a lost chapel built by his son."
  • Pan (G 2422)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2422. Lower part of north false door inscribed for Pan, identified as [...Hrj-sStA n nb=f] secretary of his lord; in situ in G 2422 chapel. Lower part of south (?) false door (36-10-5) inscribed for Pan, identified as [...xntj-S] palace attendant; found reused in G 2422 U. Two fitting halves of lintel inscribed for Pan, identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found behind G 2415 and on top of G 2375, probably originally from G 2422.

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.