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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, August 23, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2093 (continued)
G 2093 D: In shaft. It is east of shaft E and north of the mastaba room. Lined with dubsh to the beginning of the bad rock, partly destroyed on south. Total depth 2.90 meters, sand, dubsh and limestone debris. Ended at rock. No chamber. Drawing.


G 2093 E: In shaft and chamber. It is north of C and west of B, or it is at the end of the mastaba on northwest side. Lined with rock to the beginning of the bad rock. Total depth 3.20 meters, pebble, dubsh, black debris and sand. Chamber on east lined with dubsh and roofed with stones. No blocking. Found in chamber debris: bones. Cleared. Drawing.


Monday, August 24, 1936

work on
(1) G 2092a A
(2) G 2093

(1) G 2092a
G 2092a A: In chamber, two stones (we break) they are remains from the blocking of the chamber and in chamber sand. Found in chamber debris: thick plaster mask and some fragments. This thick mask was of the head gardener of the king and his name is "Ni-maat-ra" [Nimaatre], also we found the skull and the bones of the body. Cleared. Drawing.


(2) North of G 2093
North of this mastaba, searching for mastabas and shafts, limestone debris, drift sand, pebble and dubsh. Mastabas and shafts not yet exposed.

Tuesday,August 25, 1936
Day of rest.

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  • 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
    08/23/1936; 08/24/1936; 08/25/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Nimaatre Tut (G 2092a)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Nimaatre Tut (G 2092a)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2092a (?). Nimaatre, [rn=f nfr] his good name Tut. False door inscribed for Nimaatre Tut, identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA Spss nswt pr-aA jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA smr pr sAb aD-mr pr-aA jmj-r xntjw-S] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House, noble of the king of the Great House, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, companion of the house, judge and administrator of the Great House, overseer of palace attendants. Northern half of false door recut for Beby Khaefkhnum; found in situ in G 2092a chapel. Plaster mask (36-8-7 = MFA 37.644) attributed to Nimaatre; found with disturbed burial in pit G 2092a A. According to Roth (p. 114, n. 79, and p. 116): "Reisner apparently missed the recutting of the three right panels, and suggests, on the basis of the single burial and the lack of a specified relationship between them, that all four of these names belonged to the same person (Giza Necropolis III, unpublished manuscript, p. 152)." "It is unclear whether the false door was taken by Beby from another site, modified slightly and set up in front of his tomb, or whether Nimaatre was the original builder of 2092a and the stela was usurped by Beby after it was already in position. This latter hypothesis is simpler, but it would suggest that there were two burials in the mastaba, which there were not. Had Beby found the tomb unused, one would have expected him to usurp the entire stela; this would also be the case, however, if he had moved it from another site."

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.