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Sunday, January 24, 1926 (continued)

(4) G 7151
Continued excavating area south of G 7150. The plan is not yet clear but I have numbered an apparent mastaba as G 7151.
late crude brick wall on debris.

Monday, January 25, 1926
60th day of work.

Fine weather. Wind variable, southwest.

Quftis: 90

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) G 7151
(3) G 7150 F
(4) G 7152

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 42, from 8:30 to noon: 99, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 130
total: 271

(1) G 7000 X
Finished hut over pit.
So interrupted by visitors that unable to get out next course of blocking. Dr. Howell, Mr. Johnson, Dr. Borchardt, Mr. Koch (of Junker's staff), Dr. Derry, Russell Pasha, Dr. Gauthier, Prof. Breasted.

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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
    01/24/1926; 01/25/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Douglas Erith Derry, British, 1874–1961
    Dr. Morton Howell
    Friedrich Koch
    Henri Gauthier, French, 1877–1950
    James Henry Breasted, American, 1865–1935
    Ludwig Borchardt, German, 1863–1938
    Mr. Johnson
    Sir Thomas Wentworth Russell
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 7000 X

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7150

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7151

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7152

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

People 9

Modern People

  • Douglas Erith Derry

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1874–1961
    • Remarks Anatomist and anthropologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Dr. Morton Howell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor; American Minister
  • Friedrich Koch

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Curator at the Leipzig Agyptologischen Sammlung; photographer for Junker.
  • 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.
  • Henri Gauthier

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1877–1950
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • James Henry Breasted

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1865–1935
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Father of Mr. Charles Breasted; Visitor from Chicago. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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. Johnson

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Sir Thomas Wentworth Russell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Born: November 22, 1879. Joined the Egyptian Civil Service in 1902 and formed the Camel Corps before becoming, in 1917, commandant of the Cairo Police. Later head of the Central Narcotics Intelligence Bureau, which the Egyptian Government set up in 1929. Died: April 10, 1954.