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Diary Transcription:

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June 21, 1936, Sunday (continued)

(1) G 2411 (continued)
G 2411 W: In shaft and chamber. It is north of U and west of G 2412 D. Lined with dubsh on three sides east, west and north. On south lined with mud brick. Total depth 2.60 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and stones fallen into the shaft. Chamber on north lined with dubsh and mud brick. Roofed with stones. Only on north the roof gone. No blocking. Cleared. Open and empty. Drawing.

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G 2411 Z: In shaft and chamber. It is north of F, small shaft lined with dubsh. Total depth 1.97 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Chamber on south lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. Blocked with dubsh (not bound).
In the lining of the blocking we found: small statuette (limestone) basis and arm gone. After photographed the statuette we remove[d] it to the Camp and we found that the basis we found before in shaft G 2420 D with the name of Nedjemuw is the basis of that statuette we found today. Also the arm we found in debris of mastaba G 2419 we found that it is of the statuette we found today, and the statuette is now perfect. Removed the chamber blocking, we found body, head on north. Found in chamber debris: skull of another body and some bones, body left for photo.

(2) G 2412
Starting in the new shafts of the mastaba.

G 2412 C: In shaft. It is north of S and south of D, small shaft. Lined with dubsh. Cleared. Ended at rock. No chamber.

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G 2412 D: In shaft. It is north of C and south of S of mastaba G 2415. Lined with stones and dubsh above and rock below. Down 2.35 meters, limestone debris, black debris and dubsh. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

G 2412 E: In shaft. It is north of B, south of T and east of S, small shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Down 77 cm, limestone debris, and dubsh. In shaft appears the chamber roof with stones and dubsh and bound with mud. Chamber roof left for photo.

(3) G 2417
G 2417 A: In shaft. It is cut in rock below. Total depth 5.35 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on east cut in rock, blocked with two stones and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2417 B: In shaft. Total depth 3.45 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and potsherds. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.

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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
    06/21/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Nedjemu (in G 2420)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2412

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2417

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Nedjemu (in G 2420)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Headless limestone seated statue (36-5-29 = MFA 37.642) inscribed for Nedjemu, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; fragmentary limestone standing statue (36-5-31 = MFA 37.662 deaccessioned = Memphis 1987.2.1) inscribed for Nedjemu (dedicated by his son Seneb), identified as [sHD wabw xntj-S] inspector of wab-priests, palace attendant; seated statue and base of standing statue found in G 2420 D, body of standing statue found in G 2411 Z. Porter & Moss (p. 93) attribute G 2420 to Nedjemu on the basis of two statues inscribed for him but found displaced in shaft D. However, they do not mention the three in situ false doors in room b, the southernmost (and, presumably, main) one of which is inscribed for Khufudjedef, suggesting that he was the owner of G 2420.

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.