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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, April 26, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2402a E
(2) G 2402b A
(3) G 2407 A2, C
(4) G 2419

(1) G 2402a
G 2402a E: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2402b
G 2402b A: Removed chamber II blocking. Two stones (break), some dubsh, mud bound and underneath white limestone debris. A coffin cut in rock from north to south with lid (the lid is not in place) appears on west of the chamber. In the coffin, body, head on north. Coffin lid left in place for photo.

(3) G 2407
G 2407 A2: In chamber. Removed the silt deposited by rain and search underneath it to find a cut in rock, but we found nothing. Open and empty. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2407 C: Removed the chamber blocking, two big stones (break), mud. Coffin cut in rock from north to south with lid in place (the lid is of two big slabs bound with gypsum), appears on west in the chamber. Inside the coffin, body, head of north, and stone headrest underneath his head (cut in rock). Found in debris in front the blocking: sandstone fragment with green copper. Body left for photo.

(4) G 2419
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the lining and the shafts. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris, and underneath native debris, limestone debris and dubsh. Found in debris on the top of the mastaba: big limestone fragment, inscribed (in relief), broken into three fragments [36-4-73].
Sketch of the inscribed stone.
[GLYPHS]

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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
    04/26/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 2

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.