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Tuesday, June 8, 1926
Day of rest.

Hot north wind from 11 a.m. to sunset.
Maximum 40.5 degrees centigrade.
Minimum (7th - 8th) 27.5 degrees centigrade.

Wednesday, June 9, 1926

Hot north wind as yesterday.
Maximum 41.5 degrees centigrade.
Minimum (8th - 9th) 28 degrees centigrade.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Supplementary drawing (page 454) to 524 (page 447).
No. 524: (151)-(154) gold hieroglyphs.
[ILLUSTRATION]
No. 524: (155)-(161) - (Q)
No. 528: (1)-(15) - (Y)
[ILLUSTRATION]
No. 529: Long gold strip from (Z)-3.
No. 528: (17)-(36) mainly (Y) as above
*B5978: plaster etc, under 528 (1)-(36)
The plaster backing of 528 (1)-(4) lay intact underneath, without visible trace of wood. On removing this and the dust elsewhere, we exposed a design in molded plaster face down (Q).
[ILLUSTRATION]
The space between should have been filled with Q-patterns inlays also face down. There Q-inlays have however been dislocated and lie in disorder face down under the molded plaster. Treated plaster with celluloid solution.
No. 528: (37)-(44) displaced inlays over the molder plaster.
*B5979: molded plaster under 528
No. 523: Removed rest of decayed wood and plaster.
No. 530 - 532: Decayed wood (bar of 509 and 521).
Cleaned up the dust (beads, scraps of black gold) on 521 and under 530 - 532.
*A3872

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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
    06/08/1926; 06/09/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

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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.