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Thursday, February 4, 1926
68th day of work.

Quftis: 91

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) Avenue G 4
(3) G 7152 A

Cars emptied:
Line V to 8:00 am: 48, 8:30 to noon: 127, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 152
Total: 327

(1) G 7000 X
* Photo: course 1 *B5884, B5885
Removed course 1.
* Photo: debris under course 1 *B5886
I went down and examined debris under course 1. This extends south as far as coffin (small white chips towards south) and runs down over settled debris (filling) of lower pit. The surface is dirty in places with dust and decayed mud and is imprinted with outlines of stones of course 1. In the northeast corner were more potsherds of the basin found in course 1. A little further south were two more small potsherds of ordinary red ware. I ordered this debris to be removed as far as the edge of lower pit (north and east edges) and to within 10 cm of coffin.
The debris was removed by Said Ahmed and Mohammed Tammam.
Photo. bare floor after removing debris.
Dunham descended about 2 p.m. and began scale plan of stones and fragments of wood and gold in lower pit and on its eastern edge. Unfinished at 4:00 p.m. when I went down.
Various photos were taken.
The northern wall of shaft slopes in towards south at the bottom and the floor is irregular also sloping to south.


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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Mohammed Tammam
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

People 4

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.
  • Mohammed Tammam

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Guard at Giza (from Quft).
  • 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.