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Thursday, January 14, 1926
50th day of work.

Fine weather at last, north breeze.

Quftis: 87

Work on:
(1) Street G 7000 south (of Isis Temple)
(2) Pits in Isis Temple, S, G 7011 H, I, J
(3) G 7150

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 42, 8:30 to noon: 102, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 142
total: 268
The drop was due to the concentration of work on G 7150. Today the men were on the floor levels of room a, b, c and on the pit with an average lift of five meters.

(1) Street G 7000 S (south)
South of Isis Temple. Clearing upper debris east and west of railroad IV, exposed an inclined plane in back of G 7150 and a weatherworn deposit of old masons debris (street picking) to west. The surface of this debris is about 50 cm below top of foundation of Pyramid G I-c at southeast corner and slopes away to south. In the surface debris, the usual series of Saite-Roman objects.

(2) Isis Temple
Examining the crude brick walls of Isis Temple for plan. D.D. noticed among the stones in the lower part of a crude brick bin, a fragment of offering basins with two battered figures looking over edge (bin 202).
Pit in Room S: Cleaned out the rooms below but did not finish pit shaft.

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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
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 2

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.