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Wednesday, December 24, 1924 (continued)

(7) G 7320
G 7320 A: The doorway has appeared.
G 7320 B: Reached rock surface in pit B when pit ends. Never finished (cf. pit B in G 7120 and G 7130). On the north side [x] of the pit, the lining has been destroyed to rock (!) I assume that this was done by inexperienced modern thieves who finding no chamber imagined something behind this wall. I confess satisfaction at the thought of their fruitless toil.

(5) Khufu Causeway
Resumed work on the Khufu causeway and eastwards nearly to railroad embankment II. The cut deepens and is packed with stone blocks to form foundation course of causeway.

Thursday, December 25, 1924
Forty-eighth day of work.

Christmas Day.
Firth and Mrs. Firth and Howe (from Matamia) to dinner and spend the night. Mr. Cram to lunch (dropped in unexpectedly) [brother of G.W. Cram].

Quftis: 85
locals: ___
Total: ___

Cars emptied:
Line II
6:45 - 8:00 am: 46
8:30 - 12:00 noon: 100
1:00 - 4:30 pm: 133
total: 279

Line III
6:45 - 8:00 am: 44
8:30 - 12:00 noon: 133
1:00 - 4:30 pm: 150
total: 327

6:45 - 8:00 am: 90
8:30 - 12:00 noon: 233
1:00 - 4:30 pm: 283
total: 606

Work on:
(1) Street G 7100, front of G 7120
(2) Street G 7200, front of G 7220
(3) G 7130 X [= G 7133]
(4) G 7132 B
(5) G 7210 B and A
(6) G 7232 C
(7) G 7310 B
(8) G 7320 A
(9) G 7332 A [number G 7332 later reassigned to tomb G 7331+7332, in street G 7300, abutting E face of G 7330; this G 7332 = G 7333]

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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
    12/24/1924; 12/25/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Cecil Mallaby Firth, British, 1878–1931
    Mr. Cram (brother of Mr. G. W. Cram)
    Mr. Howe
    Winifred (Freda) Nest Firth, British, 1872–1937

Tombs and Monuments 11

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Cecil Mallaby Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1878–1931
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Winifred Nest Firth. 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.
  • Mr. Cram (brother of Mr. G. W. Cram)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Brother of Mr. G. W. Cram
  • Mr. Howe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Winifred (Freda) Nest Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1872–1937
    • Remarks née Hansard; Artist and copyist; wife of Egyptologist Cecil Mallaby Firth; Artist for project. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.