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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 323

Saturday, May 10, 1936 (continued)

(2) G 2420
On the top of the mastaba on north. In exposing lining and shafts of the mastaba. Sand, black debris and dubsh. Lining and shafts not yet exposed.

Boys in removing sand near the lower house.

Monday, May 11, 1936

work on
(1) G 2415
(2) G 2420

(1) G 2415
On the top of the mastaba. It is north of G 2412, west of G 2416 and east of G 2420. lined with stones, sand, black debris, limestone debris and dubsh. Shafts not yet exposed on north side, but on south we exposed room with two inscribed stela and north of the room is a serdab excavated before.

(2) G 2420
On the top of the mastaba, on north. In exposing the lining and the shafts of the mastaba. Sand, black debris, limestone debris and dubsh.

Bad wind blown at noon and we stopped the work.

Tuesday, May 12, 1936
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 13, 1936

work on
(1) G 2420

(1) G 2420
On the top of the mastaba, on north and in the street which is east of this mastaba between this mastaba and G 2415. In exposing the lining and the shafts, limestone debris, sand, dubsh and stones. Exposed some shafts on north, on south the shafts not yet exposed, and we numbered the shafts which appeared before.

Thursday, May 14, 1936

work on
(1) G 1223
(2) G 2420 and rooms a and b [and c]

(1) G 1223
On the top of the mastaba on north. In exposing the lining of the shaft which is south of G 1223 A: limestone debris, dubsh and sand. The lining of the shaft not yet exposed.

(2) G 2420
On the top of the mastaba, in the street which is east of it, between this mastaba and G 2415, in exposing the lining and the shafts. Exposed the shafts: A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, U, V, W, S, Y, Z and appear rooms a, b, c. In the street on south appear two doorjambs opened to south and also appears the serdab of the mastaba on west of room a, the roof of the serdab gone.

G 2420 a: In the room: It is on the south of the mastaba, on the southwest of room b. It is lined with stones (not inscribed) and the lining is gone, only one course remains, limestone debris, dubsh, sand and broken stones. Found in the room small inscribed fragments from stones [36-5-27, 36-5-28]. Cleared.

G 2420 b: In the room which is in the street east of G 2420, it is northeast of room a. Lined with stones (not inscribed), sand, limestone debris and dubsh. On west appear three stela. The north stela is not inscribed. The middle one in inscribed (sunk relief), partly gone and has the name of Khufu in a cartouche. The third stela is inscribed (sunk relief) and have traces of gypsum and red color and have the name of Khufu in a cartouche. Cleared.

G 2420 c: In the room. Lined with stones. In the street on southeast of room a and south of room b, limestone debris, sand and dubsh. Cleared. Drawing of the mastaba on page 324.

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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
    05/10/1936; 05/11/1936; 05/12/1936; 05/13/1936; 05/14/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1223

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2412

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2415

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2416

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2420

    • 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.