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Tuesday, February 16, 1926
Seventy-seventh day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis seventy (70)

Everybody despondent and work feeble.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) G 7050 B
(3) G 7070
(4) G 7000 SW (southwest)

Cars emptied:
Live V to 8:00 am: 25, 8:30 to noon: 42, 1:30 to 4:30: 40
total: 107

The great decrease was due to 1) natural lassitude 2) most of the force was on G 7000 southwest with hand carry. The railroad served only the pit G 7050 B and the excavation in G 7070 with long carry.

(1) G 7000 X
Dunham finished drawing of next area south of pit. Have photo a (*A3704[sic]) of yesterday retaken to get a more satisfactory lighting. Mustapha working in place of Mohammedani and less experienced.
Dunham and I recorded and removed Nos. 86, 87, 88.
No. 85: Is given to the potsherds etc. found in the fine rubbish over the filling of the pit.
No. 86: Is a long fragment-of the inlaid gold leaf of the canopy cover (or curtain) lying on the coffin. This was backed with a fine layer of plaster laid on leather (?).
No. 87: Was the gold leaf cover of a rectangular bar.
No. 88: Was a small fragment of gold leaf.
Scattered about are a number of fibrous pieces of decayed wood and some scraps of brown fabric. In no case is the wood well

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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
    02/16/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mohammedani Ibrahim
    Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mohammedani Ibrahim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.
  • Mustapha Abu el-Hamd (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.