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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 335

Thursday, June 4, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2421 (continued)
Drawing of mastaba G 2421.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, June 5, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421 A, B

(1) G 2421
G 2421 A: In shaft and chamber. It is the first shaft on S: It is S of B and W of the serdab in which we found the statues before: It is lined with stones above and rock below: Total depth 5.35 meters, sand above and underneath limestone debris, dubsh and stones thrown into the shaft: In the chamber dubsh and stones. Chamber on E: cut in rock, no blocking. Found in shaft debris: limestone fragment not inscribed [36-6-2b] (perhaps from basis of a statue), wooden headrest [36-6-4] found between the stones in the chamber, sandstone fragment with green copper [36-6-5], alabaster cylinder vase [36-6-3]. Cleared. Drawing on page 336.

G 2421 B: In shaft and in chamber I. It is N of A and S of C. Lined with stones above and rock below: Down 3.50 meters, limestone debris, dubsh and some stones. Chamber I appears on W: lined and roofed with stones, only the floor is cut in rock. No blocking found in chamber I debris: bones of an animal. Chamber I cleared. Not reached the rock in shaft, and not reached chamber II.

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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
    06/04/1936; 06/05/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2415

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2421

    • 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.