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Tuesday, March 8, 1910 (continued)

Germans in the morning to see the queen's temple, and in the afternoon Artin Pasha and Madame were bringing out Mrs. Roosevelt, Professor Sayce, Nubar Pasha, Mr. Iddings and some others.
Evening. In spite of the storm, all our visitors came. They saw the queen's temple and were delighted with its completeness - doors, corridor, slaughter court with blood basin, portico, kitchens, offering rooms and magazines. The marks of doors on the walls interested them. At the house, I showed them the statues, photographs of the statues in Boston and other things. The admiration excited by the statue was unbounded.
In the evening, Mrs. Crane took us in to Cairo in their motor to Mr. Crane's dinner given for President Brookfield of St. Louis. The Iddings and Roosevelts were dining at the next table with some English people. Came back in the Crane's motor reaching the camp at 11:50.

Wednesday, March 9, 1910

Another bad day. Men at work; but very little done owing to flying sand and cold. Bitterly cold all day. Stopped work at 4 o'clock.

Cut a trench in front of Vyse's fourth pyramid with lies behind the queen's pyramid. Here we came

[ILLUSTRATION]

on the mud brick walls of a small temple.

Thursday, March 10, 1910

Cleared limestone debris, etc. at temple of fourth pyramid until noon. At noon the rising wind forced me to transfer the men to the valley temple which is more protected. Here they finished the pits sunk to reveal foundations (none on the south side), cleared the niches all around, cleared the Dynasty 4 south wall, etc.

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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
    03/08/1910; 03/09/1910; 03/10/1910
  • Mentioned on page
    Artin (Pasha)
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Mr. Iddings
    Nuber (Pasha)
    Professor Sayce
    Menkaure
    Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Crane
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 7

Ancient People

  • Menkaure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.

Modern People

  • Artin (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor, wife of President Theodore Roosevelt
  • 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.
  • Mr. Iddings

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor
  • Nuber (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor
  • Professor Sayce

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates

Groups 1