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Sunday, June 20, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
Under 555, 516b, is .5 cm of granular dust, gray more or less stained with decayed wood powder. Along the south edge of 721 this rests on rock but further south and west on thin layer of limestone floor dust. In the upper dust, scraps of black gold and plaster and two fragments of bright gold.


Cleaned up under 556, 557 and 558 and found six fragments of gold and inlays (569).

Removed No. 553 and adjacent wood.
No. 553: A copper clamp.
The metal has been driven into wood 3.5 cm thick and the prongs hammered over along the grain of the wood. The wood may be traced, to east under 562 and beyond.

*A3900: general view, looking southeast
*A3901: inlays east of palm capital, looking east
*A3902: pile of gold sheets etc, east of palm capital, looking east

Monday, June 21, 1926
Eed el-Dahiyeh.

Went to palace, full evening dress, European notables at 9:20 a.m.. Merten, Naus, Winship, Foucart, Stewart, Borchardt, Crumemlyn, etc. Arrived early and found a crowd besieging the book (one only), signed, were shown into a waiting room, marched upstairs, halted by Zulficar until proper moment and sent in to shake hands hurriedly with His Majesty. Then signed book of the Queen, and so home.

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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
    06/20/1926; 06/21/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Georges Foucart, French, 1865–1943
    H. M. Stewart
    King Fuad I, Egyptian, 1868–1936
    Ludwig Borchardt, German, 1863–1938
    Mr. Arthur Merton
    Mr. Crumelyn
    Mr. Naus
    Mr. Winship
    Queen Nazli Abd-el-Rehim Sabry
    Said Zulficar (Pasha)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 11

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.
  • Georges Foucart

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1865–1943
    • Remarks During his Egyptological career, Georges Foucart (1865-1943) was Inspector of Antiquities for Lower Egypt, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bordeaux, Professor of the History of Religions at Aix-en-Provence, and finally Director of the Institut français d'Archéologie Orientale in Cairo between 1915 and 1928. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • H. M. Stewart

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • King Fuad I

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian, 1868–1936
    • Remarks Died 4/28/36.
  • Ludwig Borchardt

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1863–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1863-1938) German Egyptologist; he was bom in Berlin, 5 Oct. 1863, son of Herman B. and Bertha Levin; he trained as an architect at the Technische Hochschule, 1883-7; he assisted in the Egyptian section of Berlin Museum 1887-8; between 1890 and 1897 he was in charge of building works at Konigsberg; Doctor hon. c. 1897; he studied Egyptology under Erman (q.v.) and first visited Egypt in 1895, working at Philae under Capt. Lyons(q.v.); following de Morgan's great project to catalogue the standing monuments of Egypt ,he inaugurated a less grandiose scheme in conjunction with Maspero (q.v.) for the great (Catalogue Général of Cairo Museum; he became attaché to the German Consulate in Cairo; Borchardt founded and directed the German Institute of Archaeology, 1907-28, on his retirement, he founded his own institute which later became the Swiss Institute; he also contributed a great many texts and much useful information to the Berlin Dictionary; using methods partly derived from Dorpfeld he excavated the sun temple of King Nyuserre at Abu Gurab, 1898-1901, and the pyramids of Abusir; he also excavated and established reconstructions of Amarna houses, 1913-14; Borchardt was the first person to make an intensive study of Egyptian architecture as a subject on its own; he also discovered the workshop of the sculptor Thutmose at Amarna and enriched Berlin Museum with many fine objects from this excavation; another interest of his was chronology; he was a member of the German Arch. Institute, 1898, and a bibliography of his writings, 214 nos., was issued in 1933 to celebrate his 70th birthday; he published, Die aegyptischen,.-, Pflanzensaule1897; Denkmaeler des Alten Reiches (ausser den Statuen) im Museum von Kairo, pt. 1, Cat. Gén., 1901; Das Re- Heiligtum des Konigs Ne-woser-re (Rathures), pt. 1, Der Bau, 1905; Zur Baugeschichte des Amonstempels von Karnak, 1905; Nilmesser und Nilstandsmarken, 1906; Das Grabenkmal des Konigs Ne-user-rec , 1907; Works of Art from the Egyptian Museum at Cairo. With explanations by L. Borchardt, 1908; Das Grabenkmal des Koenig Nefer-ir-ke3-rec, 1909; Das Grabdenkmal des Konigs S'a3hu-rec, 3pts, 1910, 1913; Statuen und Statuetten von Koenigen und Privatleuten im Museum von Kairo, Cat. Gén., 1911-36; Die Annalen und die zeitliche Festlegung des Alten Reiches der Aegyptischen Geschichte, 1917; Quellen und Forschungen zur Zeitbestimmung der Aegyptischen Geschichte, 3pts. 1917, 1935, 1938; Die Altaegyptische Zeitmessung 1920; altaegyptische Festungen an der zweiten Nilschnelle, 1923; Portraets der Koenigin Nofret-ete aus den Grabungen 1912/13 in Tell el-Amarna, 1923; Agypten. Landschaft, Volksleben, Baukunst, with H Ricke, 1930; Allerhand Kleinigkeiten ... zu seinem 70. Geburtstage am 3. Oktober 1933, 1933 Beitraege zur Aegyptischen Bauforschung und Altertumskunde, with Ricke, 1937; Die Entstehung des Generalkatalogs und seine Entwicklung in den Jahren 1897-1899, 1937; Aegyptische Tempel mit Umgang, 1938; he died in Paris, 12 Aug. 1938, and was buried in Cairo. ASAE 39 (1939), 43-7 (portr.) U. Leibovitch); Chron. d .Eg. 14 (1939), 141-3 U. Capart) JEA 24 (1938), 248 (G. Steindorff); NDB 2, 455 (H. Ricke).
  • Mr. Arthur Merton

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks correspondent of the London Times
  • Mr. Crumelyn

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mr. Naus

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mr. Winship

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Queen Nazli Abd-el-Rehim Sabry

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Queen of Egypt, second wife of King Fuad I.
  • Said Zulficar (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Grand chamberlain