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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, November 22, 1924
Twentieth day of work.

Stack Pasha was buried this morning. Went in to funeral. The King's chamberlain and Zaghlul walked in the procession [a certain distance] (as far as Opera Place?) (Suny Hotel).
Many rumors as to British action. Mckeown Boyd and Russell Pasha have withdrawn from the search for the criminals. This will make the Egyptians responsible for the detection and punishment of the assassins. A rumor that one of the [latter] has been identified.
French evening papers report the arrest of one of the assassins (betrayed by the taxi driver). "Liberte", Castro's paper (Zaghlulist) appears very confident that the arrested man is one of the [gang] and that "all will be soon arrested."

A heavy southwestern blew all day.

Quftis: 85
locals: 85
Total: 170
twenty at Kafr Ghattati

Work on:
(1) street QP (queen's pyramids), [street G 7000]
(2) street between G 7110 and G 7120, [G 7121]

(1) Street G 7000
Continued clearing street QP (street north-south along faces of Queen's Pyramids) under railroad embankment just removed and opposite east-west "boat street". The rock surface is explored (old floor) [ILLUSTRATION]
from the east end of boat westwards. From the east end of boat eastward extends hard layer of mason's debris as in QP (G I-b). In this hard layer the lines of enclosing (?) walls are visible.
In black debris amulets as before. The bins continue [ARROW] north.

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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
    11/22/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Mckeown Boyd
    Saad Zaghlul (Pasha)
    Sir Lee Stack
    Sir Thomas Wentworth Russell

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • Mckeown Boyd

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Saad Zaghlul (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Sir Lee Stack

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Assassinated in November 1924.
  • 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.