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Thursday, April 25, 1912 (continued)

of G 4630 and runs south to the end of G 4720.


The whole shaded portion had not been excavated - either by some negligence on Schiaparelli's part or by some chicanery on the part of his workmen. His reis was Ibrahim Faid just sentenced to five years prison for theft! It is possible that Ibrahim intentionally left this southern part for later illicit excavations.

Sent off fifteen men to Girga by 9:30 train.

Friday, April 26, 1912

Work on G 4240 and G 4340


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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
    04/25/1912; 04/26/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    Ibrahim Faid (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4630

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4720

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • Ibrahim Faid (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Reis for Schiaparelli. The following sentences have been imposed on the Faid family for their theft of Petrie's tomb which they sold to General Maxwell: Ibrahim Faid - five years, Hamza Faid - five years, the chief of guards at Saqqara - five years, Abd-el-[Monged] Faid - three years, Abd-el-Hady Faid - three years, Son of Ibrahim Faid - two years. These people have been favorites of Maspero for over twenty-five years. Repeated protests that they were plundering the tombs which they were set to guard fell on deaf ears. It is a great satisfaction to me to see that my judgment of these men was correct and to know that a severe lesson has been given to the Kafr-el-Haram thieves. (Reisner, March 25, 1912)