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Friday, October 17, 1913

Made up list of fifty men for Mr. Wellcome's Sudan Expedition. Discussed men and plans with Dixon. The Meyyit arrived in the morning and helped me make up list. Have decided to keep Qurqar for Bates' work.

Mr. Ronald Storrs came to see me in the afternoon, but I do not know whether he had a definite object or not. He asked me whether the fears expressed in my letter to him of last winter, regarding the strict application of the division law, had been realized. I told him that we had not been seriously affected this year because we had had an unusually good one. We had for the second time in 15 years an abundance of objects to divide but this did not affect any way the opinions expressed in my letter. I offered to show him the expedition records but he had no time. Would come another day.

Proportions of mastabas: [38 x 16.6 = 100:229.5]
G 1201: (39+1.6) (17.6+110+5.6) = 40.6x 23.3 = 100:197 39 x 17.6 = 100:222 [40.7x 73.3 = 100:101]
G 1203: 23.5 x 10.1 = 100:230
G 1205: 100:230
G 1207: 100:230
G 1225: 100 x 235 25.9 x 14.83 = 100:175
G 1223: 100 x 235 25.9 x 17.4 = 100:149
G 1020: 22.15 x 11.27 = 100:197
G 1044: 24.8 x 12.4 = 100:200
G 1027: 22.55 x 10.8 = 100:205
G 1008: 14.3 x 9.4 = 100:153
G 1017: 8.8 x 5.2 = 100:175
G 1021: 13.55 x 6.45 = 100:211
G 1072: 18.45 x 9.6 = 100:103
G 1024: 26 x 11.45 = 100:227
G 1029: 14.95 x 12.5 = 100:161
G 1031: 24.35 x 14.6 = 100:167
G 1036: 13.4 x 7.05 = 100:191
G 1047: 21.45 x 17.15 = 100:181
G 1110: 21 x 10.5 = 100:200
(average of G 1020 through G 1110 - 100:189, range - 100:153/227)

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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
    10/17/1913
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Mentioned on page
    H. W. Wellcome
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
    Mr. Dixon
    Oric Bates
    Qurqar
    Ronald Storrs

Tombs and Monuments 19

  • G 1008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1017

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1021

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1024

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1027

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1029

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1031

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1044

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1047

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1072

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1201

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1203

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1205

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1207

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1223

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1225

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 8

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • H. W. Wellcome

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Sudan Expedition
  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.
  • Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1926–1933. Brother of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926) and father of Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Head Reis 1933-1935).
  • Mr. Dixon

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Assistant to Mr. Wellcome
  • Oric Bates

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Qurqar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • Ronald Storrs

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Oriental Secretary; First Dragoman British Agency