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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, August 28, 1929
Dr. Reisner, Mrs. Reisner, and Mary left by 7:15 a.m. train for Alexandria, en route to Boston.

Saturday, September 7 1929
Men arrived from Quft, and men left for leave.

From Sunday, September 8 to Wednesday, September 18 1929
Men employed cleaning camp and magazines.

From Wednesday, September 18 to September 27 1929
Clearing re-arranging magazines 2, 3, 5, 8.
All antiquities in May 8 pit into May 5, No. 8 being used only for household objects. Magazines 3 for large stones and Magazine 5 as general classified stone, with at present the Division objects. Outside pottery put into Magazine 5, and boxes of bronzes, etc. from outside Magazine 5 to the north end of Magazines 7 and 6.

Tuesday, October 1 1929
Borrowed gear for lifting sarcophagi from Cairo Museum and transported to Giza.

Wednesday, October 2 1929
Mr. Stewart returned from leave.

Thursday, October 3 1929

[G 7110-7120]
G 7120 A: Placing large winch, etc, for lifting parts of sarcophagus of [TRANSLITERATION].

Friday, October 4 1929

[G 7110-7120]
G 7120 A: Lifting parts of sarcophagus.

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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
    08/28/1929 through 10/04/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mr. Stewart
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • Mr. Stewart

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."