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Thursday, May 20, 1926

About 9 a.m. a terrific sand storm came up from the north and lasted about twenty minutes. Instead of clearing the weather, this softened rapidly and then whipped around to the south, and a typical [Arabic word] blew all day, very hot. The Plunketts came to dinner and the night seemed to be getting cool when about 9:30 there came a hot puff from the west. About 10:30 after the guests had gone, a second terrific sand storm came up from the north - blew off the roof of the dark room and did other damage. The night was miserably hot. I slept only about four hours.

Work on:
(1) G 7000X

(1) G 7000 X
Continued on (Q) west:
No. 477 (37)-(43) ((37), (39), (40) were placed)
This exposed those inlays which were actually in position.
*A3835: (wood to south of 477)
Removed and set in order 477 (44)-(119)

Friday, May 21, 1926.

Weather cool but wind from southwest. During the morning wind shifted to north.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Continued on (Q) west:
No. 477 (120)-(142), see sketch on next page
*B5961: showing plaster (crumbled) under (Q) west
Cleared off and preserved crumbled plaster under (Q) west.
No. 477: (143)-(149)
No. 477 (150) the molded plaster of (Q) west.
*A3836: (Y)-2 (under (Q) west)
*A3837: (Y)-2 and wood to south
No. 479 = (Y)-2 was drawn.
Removed 479 (1)-(10) (Y)-2.

microfilm: end page 347


  • 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
    05/20/1926; 05/21/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Mr. and Mrs. Plunkett

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.

Groups 1