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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 355

Monday, May 31, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
Resumed along west wall from south to north.
No. 508: (21)-(47) from (L), (Q) and (W)
No. 489: (28)-(30) from (Z)-4.
These strips had been caught under 508 and could not be removed before this moment.
No. 510: The long gold band, the edge of (Z)-4, lying along west wall.
Cleaned up, dust under 510, 502 and north part of 508 between (S) and west wall.
Drew scattered inlays on floor dust along west wall.

I was told last night that Zaghlul Pasha had been closeted with Lord Lloyd for two hours. The Gazette this morning confirmed this news. It has generally been reported that Adly Pasha would be prime minister, but as Zaghlul and the Wafd hold seventy-five percent of the seats in Parliament (results of elections) of May 22, it has seemed impossible for any party but the Wafd to assume government. The alternative would appear to be the cancellation of the present parliamentary constitution. Parliament should meet in the next two weeks.

Tuesday, June 1, 1926
Day of rest.

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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
    05/31/1926; 06/01/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Adly (Pasha)
    Lord Lloyd
    Saad Zaghlul (Pasha)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Adly (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.
  • Lord Lloyd

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Saad Zaghlul (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates