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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 44

Friday, December 4, 1925 (continued)

Note for diary at beginning of the day.
Cars emptied:
Line I to 8:00 am 35, 8:30 - noon: 75, 1 pm - 4:30 pm: 80
total: 190
Line II to 8:00 am: 27, 8:30 - noon: 40, 1 pm - 4:30 pm: 36
total: 103
grand total: 293
On line II, the pace was checked by stones fallen from G 6020.
The total of 293 represents about two-thirds of the total force. The rest worked on basket carry.

Saturday, December 5, 1925
Sixteenth day of work.

Dunham came in his car and took Lieutenant Commander Wheeler, Mrs. Wheeler and myself to Saqqara to see the Firths.
Saw the amazing colonnade which leads from the great southern court of the Zoser temple to a narrow entrance in the other enclosing wall.

Workmen:
Quftis: 102

Work on:
(1) G 6020 A
(2) G 6020 roof of room a
(3) G 6030 top of mastaba
(4) G 6040 rooms b, c, d
(5) G 6040 pits
(6) area north of G 6040
(7) back of G 6020 and G 6040 and between G 6020 and G 6040
(8) cemetery G 7000 SW (southwest part)
(9) G 7410 and G 7420 top of mastaba

Cars emptied
Line I to 8:00 am: 42, 8:30 - noon: 71, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 80
total: 193
Line II to 8:00 am: 27, 8:30 - noon: 64, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 59
total: 150
grand total: 343
This was about three-fourths of whole work.

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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
    12/04/1925; 12/05/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Cecil Mallaby Firth, British, 1878–1931
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Mrs. Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Winifred (Freda) Nest Firth, British, 1872–1937
    Djoser

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 7

Ancient People

  • Djoser

    • Type Mentioned on page

Modern People

  • Cecil Mallaby Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1878–1931
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Winifred Nest Firth. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • Mrs. Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
  • 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."
  • Winifred (Freda) Nest Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1872–1937
    • Remarks née Hansard; Artist and copyist; wife of Egyptologist Cecil Mallaby Firth; Artist for project. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.