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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 220

Friday, February 26, 1926 (continued)

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 41, 8:30 to noon: 94, 1:00 to 4:50: 106
total: 241

About 4 p.m. came Husein Sirry Bey and Kamel Bey the minister's secretary. Sirry Bez said Kamel Bey would like to see the tomb G 7000 X and asked him to come some afternoon about 4 o'clock.
Sirry Bey is a loud speaking, positive man. He brought up the matter of my concession at the pyramids and I explained the original division and later alterations.

Saturday, February 27, 1926.
Eighty-sixth day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 78

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) G 7154
(3) G 7070

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 30, 8:30 to noon: 90, 1:30 to 5:00: 30
total: 150
Line VI to 8:00 am: __, 8:30 to noon: __, 1:30 to 5:00: 50
total: 50
grand total: 200

(1) G 7000 X
Dunham drew another pan of area c-d on a scale of one fifth cause of the many small fragments and inlays, which made the plan one tenth too complicated.

[ILLUSTRATION]

We took up the two north legs (back legs?) of the stool (No. ii). These are of much thinner gold leaf than that of the chair (i), and except for the claws and the knob at the back have almost no modeling. The wood is again entirely reduced to shrunken decayed fibers. The frame of the seat of the stool we have not yet identified among the fragments.
The removal of the two legs of stool (ii) enabled us to clear away the floor rubbish to a line nearer to the flower elements and to take two photographs of these (vertically).
*B5910
*B5911
Inlays from the border of these lie as far west as the west wall.

microfilm: end page 220

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
    02/26/1926; 02/27/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Hussein Sirri (Bey)
    Kamel (Bey)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 7000 X

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7070

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7154

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • Hussein Sirri (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Secretary General.
  • Kamel (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Minister's secretary