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Monday, April 27, 1936 (continued)

(3) G 2407 (continued)
Drawing of G 2407 C


Tuesday, April 28, 1936

Day of rest.

Wednesday, April 29, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2407 W2
(2) G 2419

(1) G 2407
G 2407 W2: In shaft, which is inside chamber of shaft G 2407 W. It is north of U and east of E. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. On east and north partly destroyed. Total depth 4.3 meters. Mud brick and underneath white limestone debris, dubsh and black debris. Chamber on east. Big chamber, cut in rock. It was blocked with dubsh and stones and bound with mud, because we found the remains of the blocking in the shaft. Body, in chamber on southeast and the skull thrown on north. Found in shaft debris: one complete pot (pottery), sandstone fragment with green copper. Body left for photo.

(2) G 2419
On the top of the mastaba, on north. In the exposing the lining and the shafts of the mastaba. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, black debris and potsherds and underneath native debris, limestone debris and black debris. Exposed some shafts and lining on north. Shafts not yet numbered, and not yet started in.

Thursday, April 30, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2402b A
(2) G 2407 C
(3) G 2419

(1) G 2402b
G 2402b A: Removed the body, which was inside the coffin in chamber II. In the coffin on north underneath the skull we found a headrest cut in rock. The coffin is cut in rock below and above lined with dubsh and small stones on east and south. Drawing on page 312.

(2) G 2407
G 2407 C: Removed the faience which was in the coffin. Fifty-three flies, faience cylinder and ring beads, six pieces from flies (small).

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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
    04/27/1936; 04/28/1936; 04/29/1936; 04/30/1936
  • Mentioned on page
    King Fuad I, Egyptian, 1868–1936
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 3

Modern People

  • King Fuad I

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian, 1868–1936
    • Remarks Died 4/28/36.
  • Mahmud 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.
  • Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • 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.