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Saturday, May 8, 1926

Last night was very uncomfortable. At 8 p.m. the thermometer registered 35 degrees centigrade. The gusty wind, now warm, now cool, blew from southeast, south, southwest, all night, and the morning broke warm, but with clouds in the north. About 8 a.m. the north wind began to blow fairly strong and held all day. At noon, the temperature reached only 31 degrees centigrade or 9 degrees centigrade less than yesterday. Yesterday the Cairo maximum was 42 degree centigrade and in some houses as high as 44 degrees centigrade. Against our 40 degrees.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Drew plan 1:2 scale area around and over (Y)-2 (Nos. 442 - 445)
Removed No. 442: (1)-(41) displaced inlays, etc. north of (Y)-2.
Cleaned up with dry and wet brush over (Y)-2.
*A3809: of (Y)-2
*A3810: of (Q) west
Removed No. 443: (1)-(50) displaced inlay lying on (Y)-2.
Removed No. 444: Decayed wood from (K) lying on southeast corner of (Y)-2. (B) is the mass of gold sheets south of the ewer and basin, and (K) is the wood and inlays on top and among the sheets of (B).

Sunday, May 9, 1926

Cool weather, strong north breeze

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Removed No. 443:
(40)-(55) displaced inlays etc. lying on (Y)-2.
Cleaned with dry brush.
*A3811: photo of (Y)-2
*A3812: photo of (Y)-2 (distant)
*A3813: photo of (Y)-2, (W), (Q) west, (Z)-6, etc.
(56), (57) gold hieroglyphs [GLYPHS] and [GLYPHS] from middle line and (58) [GLYPHS] from eastern line.

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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
    05/08/1926; 05/09/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 1

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.