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Diary Transcription:

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Tuesday, December 29, 1925.
Day of rest for men.

I was presented to the King Fuad I, this morning at 11 a.m. by the American minister Dr. Morton Howell. His Majesty was very kind and gave me half an hour. I thanked him for his interest in my history of Ethiopia and presented him with a copy of Kerma. We talked about the "new tomb", our excavations in the Sudan and at Giza, the great Cairo Museum, the tricks of dealers in antiquities. I carefully refrained from saying anything about the general archaeological situation in Egypt or anything which could have even an indirect bearing on that question. I also had some minutes conversation with the Grand Chamberlain and with Hassanein Bey.

[in pencil in margin] see next page

Wednesday, December 30, 1925
37th day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 95
(3 men to hospital)

Work on:
(1) Avenue G 3
(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
(3) Pyramid G I-c, chamber

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 62, 8:30 - noon: 154, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 183
Total 399

About 60 men were employed on this work. In Pyramid G I-c chamber 23 men were passing up broken stone, and 12 men were assisting Wheeler and Dunham.

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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
    12/29/1925; 12/30/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Dr. Morton Howell
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hassanein (Bey)
    King Fuad I, Egyptian, 1868–1936
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Said Zulficar (Pasha)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 8

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.
  • Dr. Morton Howell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor; American Minister
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hassanein (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Second chamberlain
  • King Fuad I

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian, 1868–1936
    • Remarks Died 4/28/36.
  • 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."
  • Said Zulficar (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Grand chamberlain