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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, October 21, 1936 (continued)

(4) G 2423 (continued)
G 2423 F: In shaft. It is south of A and west of G, small shaft. Lined with stones and partly destroyed on north. Total depth 1.65 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on south lined and roofed with stones. It was blocked with dubsh and bound with mud, because we found the remains of the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2423 G: In shaft. It is south of A and east of F. Lined with stones, dubsh and mud brick. On north partly destroyed, small shaft. Total depth 1.40 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on south lined and roofed with stones and bound with gypsum. It was blocked with dubsh and mud brick and bound with mud, because we found the remains of the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2423 X: In shaft. It is in the room of the mastaba on south, it is southeast of the stela and west of Y. Lined with stones. Total depth 1.95 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on north blocked with mud brick, dubsh and bound with mud. Chamber roofed with stones. Two stones from the roof are inscribed (sunk relief).

G 2423 Y: In shaft. It is in the room of the mastaba on south, or east of X. Lined with stones. Total depth 1.98 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, black debris and potsherds. Chamber on north blocked with one stone, dubsh and bound with mud. Roofed with stones. Three stones of the roof are inscribed and remains not exposed if they are inscribed or not. Blocking left for photo.

(5) G 2428
G 2428 D: Removed chamber II blocking. It is lined with dubsh and bound with gypsum. Roofed with stones, dubsh, and mud bound. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G [2428] Z: Removed the chamber blocking. Lined with stones and dubsh. Roofed with stones. Stones, limestone debris and dubsh. Body, head on north, near the head decayed headrest (decay wood) not complete and displaced. Body left for photo.

Thursday, October 22, 1936

work on
(1) G 2423 Z, U
(2) G 2429

(1) G 2423
G 2423 Z: In shaft. It is south of Y. Lined with stones. Total depth 2.20 meters, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Chamber on west blocked with dubsh. Reached a limestone floor. Blocking left for photo.

G 2423 U: In shaft. It is in the room of the mastaba on north. Lined with stones. Total depth 2.35 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on south blocked with dubsh. Reached the limestone floor. Blocking left for photo.

(2) G 2429
On the top of the mastaba on north. Exposing the lining and shafts, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. Found in debris: small alabaster dish, small limestone fragment inscribed, limestone fragment with a hole in the middle. The remains of shafts not yet exposed.

Friday, October 23, 1936

work on
(1) G 2429

(1) 2429
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the remains of the lining and shafts, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Exposed shafts but not yet numbered, only the lining of the mastaba on north partly destroyed.

Saturday, October 24, 1936

work on
(1) G 2429

(1) North of G 2429
North of this mastaba, or east of G 2426. Search for new mastabas or shafts in that place, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and black debris. North of this mastaba appears a face of a new mastaba lined with stones. Shafts not yet exposed.

Sunday, October 25, 1936

work on
(1) G 2429

(1) North of G 2429
North of the mastaba, or east of G 2426. Searching for new mastabas of shafts in that place, sand, limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Nothing yet exposed.

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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
    10/21/1936; 10/22/1936; 10/23/1936; 10/24/1936; 10/25/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2426

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2428

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2429

    • 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.