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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, July 16, 1936 (continued)

(4) G 2424
On the top of the mastaba. Lined with stones and partly destroyed. It is east of mastaba G 2422 and north of G 2418. Found in debris: two inscribed limestone fragments. Sketch of two fragments.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Shafts and the remains of the lining on north and east not yet exposed.

Friday, July 17, 1936

work on
(1) G 2416 D
(2) G 2422 V, W
(3) G 2424

(1) G 2416
G 2416 D: Bill down in chamber III. Removed the objects which are near the body. Underneath the body, faience beads, and the skull paper with traces of yellow, green and blue colors [36-7-36, 36-7-37] (it may be perhaps from a crown of the body).
The objects are as follows:
small wooden object (like the faience).
small round alabaster table and small alabaster column fits together [36-7-25].
small copper bowl not complete [36-7-26].
model offering dishes and cups (pottery) [36-7-27, 36-7-28, 36-7-29, 36-7-30, 36-7-31].
decayed fragments of cloth [36-7-38].
barrel beads [36-7-34] and ring beads [36-7-35b].
in chamber left fragments of wood and bones and near the coffin appears a wooden semi-circular end pieces [33].

(2) G 2422
G 2422 Z: In shaft and chamber. It is east of Y, north of U and south of W. Lined with stones above and lined with mud brick below on east and north side. Total depth 2.95 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on south lined with mud brick and dubsh. It was roofed before with stones, because one stone remains. In the doorjambs of the chamber on east and west, we found inscribed stones (sunk relief). The chamber is cleared and the inscribed stones left for drawing.

G 2422 V: In shaft and chamber. It is southwest of U, the lining reaches shaft U, and south of shaft X. Lined with stones above and mud brick and dubsh below, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on south lined with mud brick and dubsh. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: broken bones. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2422 W: In shaft and chamber. It is north of Z, lined with stones. Total depth 2.83 meters. Chamber on north lined with mud brick and dubsh. Roofed with stones. No blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2424
On the top of the mastaba. To expose the lining on east and north and to expose the shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Lining and shafts not yet exposed.

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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
    07/16/1936; 07/17/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.