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Diary Transcription:

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Tuesday, May 4, 1926

Dunham and family left today on the 11 a.m. train to Port Said to take the American S.S. Resolute for New York.
el Meyyit was at the house in Maadi at 7:30 with a motor bus and took all the baggage to the Cairo station (eleven trunks and eight small pieces). While he was registering them, the bus returned to Maadi and fetched the Dunhams (six persons).
Mrs. Reisner, Mary, Mrs. Wheeler and I drove in from here at 8:40 and after doing some shopping went to the station at 10:15 then saw the Dunhams off.
I worked on the material from G 7000 X, during the afternoon.
Hot weather.

Wednesday, May 5, 1926.

Very hot weather, minimum night temperatures, 26 centigrade, max day 36 centigrade.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
In the pit the temperature is about 25 centigrade.

(1) G 7000 X, Wednesday, May 5, 1926
*A3804
No. 416: (13)-(31) miscellaneous inlays, etc.
Nos. 429 - 432: Miscellaneous fragments gold sheet.
Nos. 433 - 436: Gold sheet from molded plaster (P).
Drew plan of area under 416 436. The intact 2-6 face down below (Y) has at least nine [ILLUSTRATION] feather elements and is adjoined on east by gold flower.
No. 437: (1)-(42) miscellaneous inlays, molded plaster and strips (displaced).
*A3805

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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
    05/04/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Dows Dunham
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Mrs. Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 8

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.
  • 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.
  • Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1926–1933. Brother of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926) and father of Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Head Reis 1933-1935).
  • Miss Mary Reisner

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Mother of Margaret Dunham (1353)
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British