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Saturday, March 14, 1925 (continued)

(2) G 7000 X (continued)
about to be issued by the government to the Press. Rowe assured him that no such letter had been received and Mr. Tottenham then explained that a man had come to his office in the morning claiming to be Reisner's servant and had taken the letter. He had further "borrowed" 30 P.T. for benzine (= gas) for "Reisner's car." It seems that a leakage of information about this communique has occurred, and urgent steps are being taken to secure this man.

Sunday, March 15, 1925
122nd day of work

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) G 7101

(1) Street G 7500
Work continues in several pits.
G 7610 T: Clearing chamber on west. Dirty debris.
G 7620 H: Pit clear. Deep 940. Now clearing chamber.
G 7620 Y: Pit clear. Deep 906. Clearing chamber on south. Dirty debris.
G 7641 H: Now cleared.

(2) G 7101
The courtyard of this tomb was roofed over today with planks. A door has been made in the center of the roof for lighting purposes, and a second door has been placed at the turn of the stairway.

Monday, March 16, 1925
123rd day of work

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) Avenue G 0 near Khufu Causeway
(3) G 7000 X

(1) Street G 7500
Clearing the narrow street or courtyard north of G 7510 O and near G 7512 Y.
G 7510 N: Cleared.
G 7610 T: Still clearing chamber on west.
G 7620 H: Clearing chamber. Dirty sand.

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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
    03/14/1925; 03/15/1925; 03/16/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968
    Ali Ga'd Ali
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. Tottenham
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 8

People 5

Modern People

  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Ali Ga'd Ali

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Briefly assistant chauffeur at Harvard Camp; dismissed for theft. Also illegally obtained copy of official Press Bureau communique concerning tomb of Hetepheres (G 7000 X) and stole 30 PT from Mr. Tottenham; sentenced to three months imprisonment.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Tottenham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1899–
    • Remarks Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, born South Africa, Sivaratri, March 10, 1899. British subject with a Scottish father and an English mother. For a brief period during 1925 he was a staff member of Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, who later joined the Theosophist movement in India. Greenlees received his MA degree in 1922 from Oxford, where he studied Egyptian, Coptic and Arabic. April 2,1925, Greenlees appointed Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at MFA.