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Thursday, February 11, 1926 (continued)

(4) G 7000 SW (southwest)
South of G 7050 and G 7060. Began trenching the area south of G 7060 in preparation for railroad VI. In the surface debris, encountered two more late burials. (Otherwise the ground appears to be covered with ancient dump.)

(5) Avenue G 4
See under G 7050 of this date.

Friday, February, 12, 1926.
Seventy-fifth day of work.

Southwest wind, not cold nor severe.

Quftis: 87

Work on
(1) G 7000 X
(2) G 7050 B
(3) G 7060
(4) G 7000 SW (southwest)

Cars emptied on railroad V
to 8:00 am: 40, 8:30 to noon: 93, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 80
total: 213

The drop in cars was due to the employment of large part of force on other work-
a) 12 men on G 7000 X
b) 15 men on G 7050 pit B
c) 8 men on G 7060 pit B
d) 14 men on G 7000 SW (southwest)
e) 6 men on Wheeler's work
total-55 men, leaving only 30 on railroad line

Said is very ill and has not yet reached the crisis. Sent word by Dows to Dr. Coleman to spare nothing and to call in Dr. Phillips if he thought fit. Keeping messenger waiting at hospital and have forbidden all visits.

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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
    02/11/1926; 02/12/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Dr. Coleman
    Dr. Phillips
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 6

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Dr. Coleman

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks C.M.S. Hospital
  • Dr. Phillips

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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."
  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.