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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 337

Saturday, May 1, 1926
One-hundred and thirty-ninth day of work.

Weather: fine, cool

Workmen:
seventy-five (75), see below

Work on:
(1) G 7247 G
(2) G 7251 F
(3) G 7000 X

Cars emptied:
Line VII 5:15 to 7:30 am: 41, 8:00 to 11:30: 85
total: 126

(1) G 7247
Clearing debris west of G 7247, uncovering the west face of mastaba. Found one small green stone scarab.
G 7247 G: Clearing debris. Two chambers, one on north, and one on west, Down 10.0

(2) G 7251
G 7251 F: Clearing Pit F. Chamber on south, closed with "dubsh" and mud, Depth 3.43 meters.

(3) G 7000 X
Drew No. 414 miscellaneous over western area overlying the rest of sheet (Y)-1.
*A3800
*A3801
Removed 414: (1)-(20) from (Z) and (Y)
(18) was the gold sign [GLYPHS] from horizontal line
(2) was gold cover of molded plaster
*B5959
Supplementary drawing under 414 (1)-(20)
Removed 414: (21)-(43)

General diary continued:
The men were paid off this day and fifty-five left on the night train for Quft. The rest of the men were kept to assist at G 7000 X (eleven men) and as guards (nine men).
Dunham did not come Friday, nor today and sent word that he has the same diphtherative sore throat as the nurse. The baby Margaret is also affected. He is unable to get passage on the Dollar line of May 12 but may get on the American Line Tourist leaving Port Said on May 5th.

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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
    05/01/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Margaret Dunham

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 7000 X

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7247

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7251

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 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.
  • Margaret Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dows Dunham (1413)