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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, February 10, 1926
73rd day of work.

Fine weather.

Said Ahmed Said was taken very ill in the night with high fever and pains. This morning D. telephoned Dr. Phillips who came at 11 a.m. Said that Said had symptoms of pneumonia and I sent him in to the C.M.S. Hospital in a closed car. Mohmedani and Dawi went with him. Dr. Phillips had undertaken to notify Dr. Lasbrey.

Workmen:
Quftis: 90

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) Avenue G 4
(3) G 7050
(4) G 7060 and street

Cars emptied:
Line V to 8:00 am: 48, 8:30 to noon: 98, 1:00 to 4:45 pm: 122
Total: 268
Work on pits G 7050 B, G 7060 A and B.

(1) G 7000 X
Work on G 7000 X interrupted by Said's illness and removal to Hospital.
About 3:30 p.m. D. and I administered another dose of celluloid solution to the piece of fiber in the corner and Mohammedani with great difficulty got the camera close enough to take a large scale picture.
*B5894

See Book III

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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
    02/10/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Dr. Lasbrey
    Dr. Phillips
    Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Reis)
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mohammedani Ibrahim
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.
  • Dr. Lasbrey

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Dr. Phillips

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1933-1935. Son of Mahmoud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyit' (Head Reis 1926-1933) and nephew of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mohammedani Ibrahim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.
  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.