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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.

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

Tombs and Monuments 4

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."