- Giza 3D
- My Giza
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Monday, October 27, 1913
Cable from Fairbanks: "Steamer Preussen Suez-Hamburg with your shipment reported on fire review insurance." From Boston date October 25, 1913, 5 p.m.
Immediately sent a note to Congdon asking him to make inquiries "Have received following telegram: '(as above)'. This is from Boston. "Have you any news? The insurance policies are here." What does "review insurance" mean? If necessary to get news telegraph Hamburg. Please reply at once by bearer and I will send in another messenger to get any later message."
After lunch, being unable to work owing to anxiety, I took policies and went in to see Congdon. On his advice, as the policies refer to Lloyd's Agent, Boston for damages, I mailed both to Fairbanks registered mail. I cabled Fairbanks: "Policies 4650 pounds in post." Congdon had already telegraphed the agent in Suez asking for news and bidding him telegraph Hamburg. The Pr[e]ussen left Suez on September 13 and it seems remarkable that she should not have arrived at Hamburg before October 25.
There was no reply from Suez up to closing time.
Bates in Alexandria coming here on Wednesday. Saw Bolland at Club. He promised to get instructions from Drummond regarding shipment of Sudan boxes to Khartoum.
Tuesday, October 28, 1913
Day passed without any news of shipment. Mr. and Mrs. Bates arrived and went in camp with us.
Work on G 4140.
Wednesday, October 29, 1913
News from Hamburg. Shipment ninety-six boxes soaked in salt water. Leaving sixty damaged. Exchange of telegrams with Boston-Hamburg. No information as to where the boxes are.
Work in G 4140.
In G 4140, in debris beside stone about 80 cm below top a white reserve head a male [ILLUSTRATION]. The stela is that of a female. Fragments of two skeletons were found one female; the other probably male. The stone block has two holes in the top for lifting the block or lowering it.
Ordered boxes sent on unopened to Boston.
I told the men to look out for another white head in G 4140 A.
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