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Saturday, January 30, 1926
64th day of work.

Clouds and sunshine.

Quftis: 91

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
(3) G 7000 SW (southwest) xxvii and xxviii [G 7000 SW 27, 28]
(4) G 7152 A
(5) Avenue G 4 and G I-c south face

Cars emptied:
Line IV: to 8:00 am: 15, 8:30 to noon: 25, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 20
Line V: to 8:00 am: 40, 8:30 to noon: 91, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 141
totals: to 8:00 am: 55, 8:30 to noon: 116, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 161
totals: Line IV 60, Live V 272, Total 332
Gang got larger: increase due to short carry and absence of lift on Line V.

(1) G 7000 X
Mr. Stewart at work on painting. Same arrangements as yesterday. Said is present to guard against any lack of experience on the part of Mr. Stewart in moving about in the confined place.
*A3679 (B)5879
A3680 (B)5880

(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
Cleared as far as possible to south until the pit B in G 7152 is finished. On west side of street reached trench 32 and so joined up with trench area.

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
    W. A. Stewart
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

People 3

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.
  • 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.
  • W. A. Stewart

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Conservator who assisted with objects from G 7000 X, Hetepheres, at Harvard Camp, Giza.