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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, November 16, 1936(continued)

(2) G 2461 [= G 2461']
G 2461 A: In shaft. Lined with stones above and rock below. Down 2 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Not reached the rock in shaft and not reached the chamber.

Tuesday, November 17, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, November 18, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2375 X
(2) G 2423 F, G, X, Y, Z, U, V, W, T
(3) G 2426 D, X
(4) G 2428 D, Z
(5) G 2461 A [= G 2461']

(1) G 2375
G 2375 X: In shaft. North of this mastaba and west of G 2461. Lined with dubsh on three sides east, west and north. On south lined with stones. Total depth 90 cm. Black debris and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

(2) G 2423
G 2423 F: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2423 G: Removed the body from the chamber. The body is not drawn because of decay. Drawing of the shaft.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2423 X: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh and some traces of gypsum. Mud brick and mud bound. Body, head on north, the bones of the legs not in place. Left for photo.

G 2423 Y: Removed the chamber blocking. It is lined with stone, mud brick and traces of gypsum. Stones, dubsh and mud brick. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2423 Z: Removed the chamber blocking. It is lined with dubsh. Body, head on north, and beside the body on east - a copper fragment. Left for photo.

G 2423 U: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh and crude brick. Roofed with stones. Stones and dubsh. Body, head on west with silt deposited by rain. Left for photo.

G 2423 V: In shaft. It is southeast of this mastaba and east of W. Lined with stones and dubsh. Total depth 1 meter. Limestone debris and dubsh. Found in shaft debris: potsherds. No chamber.

G 2423 W: In shaft. It is south of this mastaba, west of V and east of T. Lined with dubsh and stones and rock below. Total depth 3.35 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and dirty debris. Ended at rock. No chamber.

G 2423 T: In shaft and chamber. It is south of mastaba, west of W and east of G 2417 X. Lined with stones and dubsh and rock below. Total depth 3.85 meters. Limestone debris, dubsh and stones. Chamber on south, lined with stones and dubsh and with traces of gypsum. Roofed with stones, no blocking. Body, head on north, 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
    11/16/1936; 11/17/1936; 11/18/1936;
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2426

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2461'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.