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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, November 19, 1924 (continued)

General: Today about 2 p.m., [in the Qasr el-Aini Street] eight or ten effendis shot Sir Lee Stack, Capt. Campbell, a chauffeur (an Australian), a watchman and a policemen, a deliberate assassination.

Thursday, November 20, 1924
Eighteenth day of work.

Quftis: 85
locals: 97
Total: 182
twenty at Ghattati

Sir Lee Stack was still alive in the late afternoon when I saw Lord and Lady Allenby [at the excavations]. The others are not seriously wounded.
It is said by Egyptians that the crime was committed by the Hasb-el-Watani and the White Flag Society using the same instruments as [in former matters]. The "Egyptian Gazette" points out the encouragement of disorder by the present ministry which resulted in the burning of the "Kashkul" offices last week. The ministry appears to be making every effort to discover the assassins and has offered a reward of LE 10,000 (Egyptian pounds).

Work on
(1) street G I-b and G I-a, [avenue G 1]

(1) Avenue G 1
Street G I-b and G I-a. Exposed the whole length of the boat-depository [G I-a boat pit] and began clearing it out. The debris is of the dirty sort of the late period and there are division walls of this period at intervals all along the cut. The mud-bins also continue over this area to beyond the west end of boat. The west end of the boat-depression is covered with a large slab (limestone) perforated with a hole (about 40-50 cm in diameter) [ILLUSTRATION].

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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
    11/19/1924; 11/20/1924
  • Mentioned on page
    Lady Allenby
    Lord Edmund Allenby
    Patrick Campbell, British, 1779–1857
    Sir Lee Stack
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • Lady Allenby

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Wife of Lord Edmund Allenby, British High Commissioner of Egypt, 1919-1925.
  • Lord Edmund Allenby

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks British High Commissioner of Egypt, 1919-1925.
  • Patrick Campbell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1779–1857
    • Remarks Army officer and diplomat. Wounded by effendis in assassination attempt. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Sir Lee Stack

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Assassinated in November 1924.