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Wednesday, July 15, 1936

work on
(1) G 2422

(1) East of G 2422
East of this mastaba. In order to expose mastabas and shafts in the place, limestone debris, dubsh, stones and black debris. Mastabas and shafts not yet exposed.

Thursday, July 16, 1936

work on
(1) G 2416 D
(2) G 2418 G
(3) G 2422
(4) G 2424

(1) G 2416
G 2416 D: Bill measured the decayed wooden coffin and removed it to the Camp. Near the coffin we found a tall wooden (looha [loha: tablet slab panel]) about 1.62 x 0.25 meters. Underneath the wooden fragments we found the body from north to south and the head on north and wrapped with decayed cloth. East the body we found alabaster table with round column underneath, basin with spout (pottery), and model pottery dishes and cups. The body and the objects left for photo.

(2) G 2418
G 2418 G: Removed the blocking and the roof of chamber II. It is small and cut in rock on west. Total depth 4 meters, stones and mud bound. Body, head on north (bones broken). Body left for photo.

(3) G 2422
On the top of the mastaba on east. East of shafts X and Y and west of mastaba G 2424. In order to expose the lining of the shafts, natural limestone debris and dubsh. Exposed four shafts today: Z, U, V, W and not yet started in.
Drawing of mastaba G 2422 and G 2424.


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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
    07/15/1936; 07/16/1936
  • Mentioned on page
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
  • Translator
    Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohamed Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2416

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2418

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2421

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2422

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2424+2425

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 3

Modern People

  • 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.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.