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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, January 16, 1926
52nd day of work.

In the night, a fierce southwest storm came up, very cold. It is usually so when a storm has died down for a day or two, another comes in. Radical changes of weather are introduced by heavy north storms, usually lasting only a few hours.

Workmen:
Quftis: 87

Work on:
(1) Isis Temple
(2) Street G 7000 south
(3) Mastaba G 7050
(4) Railroad Line V and G 7060

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 54, 8:30 - noon: 136, 1:00 - 4:30 pm: 182
Total: 372

(1) Isis Temple
Had a gang engaged under Wheeler in clearing up lines of Isis Temple while he worked on plan. All that remains of the old pyramid temple is room R.
[ILLUSTRATION]
The peculiarity in the construction is the use of tall upright slabs. Room Q was paved with irregular slabs of stone, set on debris around the four columns which rest on debris.

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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
    01/16/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • 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."