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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, May 23, 1936 (continued)

(3) G 2421
On the top of the mastaba on south, east of the serdab and north of mastaba G 2415: search for the remains of the fragments from the statue and the statuettes we found before, and to expose the lining of the mastaba and the shafts, limestone debris, sand, some dubsh and black debris. Exposed two shafts one west the serdab and the other southeast of the serdab. East of the serdab appears the lining of room a with stones. Found in debris above the room: big stone (limestone) inscribed (sunk relief) [36-5-67]; Limestone stela not inscribed. The inscribed stone not yet removed.

Sunday, May 24, 1936

work on
(1) G 2421 a

(1) G 2421
G 2421 a: In the room: limestone debris, sand and dubsh. Found in debris: big inscribed stone (in relief) with traces of red, yellow and blue colors.
Sketch of the inscribed stone [36-5-66].

[ILLUSTRATION]

Also we removed the other inscribed stone (sunk relief) [lintel of Minnefer and Hekenu]. Sketch [36-5-67]

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

Also we prepared a railway line from G 2415 and G 2412 to north of the dubsh wall around the excavations on north.

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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
    05/23/1936; 05/24/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Hekenu (in G 2421)
    Minnefer (G 2421)
    Sakhet (in G 2421)
  • 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 5

Ancient People

  • Hekenu (in G 2421)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Minnefer (owner of G 2421). Limestone lintel (36-5-67) inscribed for Minnefer and his wife Hekenu; Hekenu identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 2421.
  • Minnefer (G 2421)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2421. Four limestone standing statues (36-5-40 = MFA 37.637 deaccessioned = Cleveland 1948.420, 36-5-41 = MFA 37.639, 36-5-42, 36-5-43 = MFA 37.2740) inscribed for Minnefer, identified on all as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; all found in situ in G 2421 serdab (incorrectly attributed to G 2427 in Porter-Moss III, p. 94). Limestone lintel (36-5-67) inscribed for Minnefer and his wife Hekenu; Minnefer identified as [jmj-r wpwt xntjw-S pr-aA rx nswt Hrj-sStA sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of commissions of palace attendants of the Great House, royal acquaintance, secretary, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found displaced in G 2421. Limestone offering basin (12-11-54) inscribed for Minnefer, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA xrp aH(?) Hrj-sStA n nb=f sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, director of the palace(?), secretary of his lord, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found in test hole north of G 2375 (G 2399), probably originally from G 2421.
  • Sakhet (in G 2421)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears on block of relief with compartment offering list (36-5-66) from tomb of Minnefer (owner of G 2421), right side, standing behind unnamed kneeling ka-priest, identified as [Xrj-Hb] lector-priest; found in G 2421.

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.