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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, May 3, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2407 (continued)
G 2407 W2: Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2409
G 2409 D: Removed the body from the chamber and cleared it. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2409 F: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones, running to north, dubsh and limestone debris underneath. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2419
On the top of the mastaba. Search for shafts in the mastaba, limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed shaft G today.

G 2419 A: In shaft, total depth 5.40 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and sand. Chamber on north cut in rock: Blocked with stones and bound with gypsum; Only the stone on east is thrown (displaced). A coffin cut in rock from north to south roofed with stones and the middle stone gone appears in the chamber. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2419 B: In shaft. It is north of A, south of G and southwest of E. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Total depth 4.80 meters, limestone debris, stones and dubsh. Chamber on west: cut in rock; blocked with two slabs, dubsh and bound with mud. Found in shaft debris: fragments from dishes (pottery). Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2419 C: In shaft. It is north of B and south of D. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. Down 3.30 meters; Limestone debris, stones and dubsh. Chamber on south: cut in rock, blocked with dubsh and bound with mud. Not reached the rock in shaft. Not reached the chamber.

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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
    05/03/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2409

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • 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.