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Tuesday, May 25, 1926
Day of rest.

Simoom, overcast, maximum temperature 35 degrees, clearing, north storm about 5 p.m.
Husein repaired Ford

Wednesday, May 26, 1926

Overcast, but cool.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
The core of the wing (486) was wood backed on both sides with a brown drab plaster.
No. 486: (24)-(27) strips from top face of wing.
The rest of the wing has crumpled upon itself in a confused pile. We proceeded to remove these (see Photo *A3841)
No. 487: (1)-(9) displaced parts of (W)
*B5966 while this plate was being developed and printed, we went on with 484.
No. 484: (51)-(72) inlays, etc. north and northwest of wing, including parts of (L).
No. 488: Heavy fragment gold sheet (L 4.2 cm), from leg (?) of hawk (L).
No. 487: (10)-(27) (see *B5966) parts of wing, some of it set together as was.
Treated wood within reach with celluloid solution. Began cleaning with dry brush the area to south. Uncovered fully [GLYPHS]: the sign [GLYPHS] were visible before. This is the name at the end of the western line of hieroglyphs.

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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
    05/25/1926; 05/26/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.

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.
  • Husein

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Engineer living in the camp