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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 159

Saturday, January 23, 1926
58th day of work.

Fine weather with variable southwest winds.

Early this morning sent in communique number 2 to Edgar and received his receipt.

Workmen:
Quftis: 90

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) street G 7000 S (south)
(3) Isis Temple
(4) G 7150

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 62, 8:30 to noon: 134, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 128
Total: 324
About 60 men including those on G 7150.

(1) G 7000 X
Removed the rest of the top course of stone in the doorway and took photographs of room and of the areas immediately (*) under the masonry. (B5869)
Began building a board shelter over the pit and stairway to enable the place to be locked up and to protect it against accidents.
Compared old and new photographs with a microscope and found deposit exactly as it was.

(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
Removed a rail north of switch and began clearing out railroad embankment. Also began rubbish south of G 7150. Here poor walls are appearing but the complex is not yet clear. Also working on G 7150 addition iii.

(3) Isis Temple
A small gang was clearing joints and pavements in Isis Temple for Wheeler's plan.

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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
    01/23/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Campbell Cowan Edgar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1870–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Greek scholar; Acting Director General of the Department of Antiquities. 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.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."