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Saturday, November 29, 1924
Twenty-sixth day of work.

It is now said that the arrest of William Makram, Nakrashy Bey and Abd-er Rahman Fahmy was in connection with a new conspiracy against the Ziwer Ministry and Lord Allenby.
Arabic special news sheets this evening bring rumor of mutiny of fifty Sudanese soldiers in Khartum and other rumors.

Quftis: 85
locals: 97
Total: 182

North wind, fine weather.

Work on:
(1) [east of] G I-a, main street [street G 7000]
(2) G 7110 pit [B]

(1) Street G 7000
G I-a, main street. Continued as before. Nearing north end of pyramid G I-a.

(2) G 7110
G 7110 B: Continued clearing pit in G 7110. Down about 6 meters.

Sunday, November 30, 1924
Twenty-seventh day of work.

Quftis: 85
locals: 96
Total: 181

Work on:
(1) G I-a, main street [street G 7000]
(2) G 7110 pit B

(1) G I-a and Street G 7000
G I-a, main street. The surface debris and debris left by Nas Sisi have been cleared away as far as northeast corner of pyramid G I-a. Have turned the corner and begun on the north face of pyramid. Here there is a modern trench, probably dug by Vyse, parallel to north face. [Later: Not to be confused with Schiaparelli's narrow trench further to north.]
The area of the chapel was also covered with the same yellow debris as the east face of the pyramid. This area and the foundation course of

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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
    11/29/1924; 11/30/1924
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-er-Rahman Fahmy (Bey)
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    Lord Edmund Allenby
    Nakrashy (Bey)
    Richard William Howard Vyse, British, 1784–1853
    William Makram Abeid
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

Photos 1

People 7

Modern People

  • Abd-er-Rahman Fahmy (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. 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.
  • Lord Edmund Allenby

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks British High Commissioner of Egypt, 1919-1925.
  • Nakrashy (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Arrested by British
  • Richard William Howard Vyse

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1784–1853
    • Remarks Army officer, excavator, author and benefactor; Drew up plans of Zawiet el-Aryan in 1837. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • William Makram Abeid

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates