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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, March 7, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2034 B
(2) G 2035a A
(3) G 2120
(4) G 6026a B

(1) G 2034
G 2034 B: Removed the body from the chamber. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION].

(2) G 2035a
G 2035a A: Bill and Mohamed Said removed the lid and the two sides of the wooden coffin from the chamber (II). Body, head on north (broken). Left for photo.

(3) East of G 2120
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. Search for mastabas, shafts or chapels in that place. Dirty debris, limestone debris, broken mud brick and traces of mud. Exposed some crude brick chapels, not yet cleared and not yet numbered, also exposed the lining of the mastaba on east. Found in debris in front the place of the inscribed stone: granite fragments of a drum [38-3-11, Seshatsekhentiu], two fragments, inscribed in sunk relief.

(4) G 6026a
G 6026a B: Removed the body [38-3-14] from the chamber. Also removed the decayed wooden headrest [38-3-12] and the two fragments from the stick [38-3-13]. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Tuesday, March 8, 1938
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 9, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2120

(1) East of G 2120
East of this mastaba. In the street between it and G 2140. Search for mastabas, shafts or chapels in that place. Sand, limestone debris, dubsh, dirty debris, broken mud brick and traces of mud. Exposed some chapels, not numbered yet.

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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
    03/07/1938; 03/08/1938; 03/09/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
    Seshatsekhentiu (G 2120)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2034

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6026

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Seshatsekhentiu (G 2120)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2120. Limestone slab stela (group of unregistered fragments + 33-2-187 + 38-3-2 + 38-3-3 = MFA 06.1894) inscribed for Seshatsekhentiu; some fragments found east and west of G 2120. Fragments of red granite drum lintel (38-3-11) originally inscribed with name and titles of Seshatsekhentiu; partially preserved titles: [Xrj-(Hb)] lector(-priest), [Hrj-tp ...tjw] chief .... (Seshatsekhen)tiu; found in debris in front of slab stela emplacement in east face of G 2120.

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.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.