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Friday, January 1, 1926 (continued)

(4) G 7130
Clearing back wall of G 7130 found casing preserved to third-fifth course. At the base of the wall was a layer of drift sand as further north.

floor of Old Kingdom
masons' debris
thin layer of masons' debris

(5) G 7140
G 7140 C: Down 7.40 meters. Mixed debris as before.

Saturday, January 2, 1926
40th day of work.

Mrs. Reisner, Mrs. Watson, and Mary riding in the desert this morning, on the way home found a dead man in a side wady about two miles from the Camp. He was an Egyptian of the peasant class. Had been dead a day or two and was torn by dogs or jackals. Notified police who came up about 11 and went with Saed Hasam to the place.
The wife of Said Ahmed has been ill some days and has been to see the doctor. He says it is not serious and so Said took her home leaving this evening.

Quftis: 95

Work on:
(1) Pyramid G I-c chamber
(2) Street G 7000
(3) Pit G 7011 B
(4) Pit G 7140 C
(5) Isis Temple over temple G I-c

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 58, 8:30 to noon: 135, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 120
total: 313
About 60 men.
Decrease due to Said's absence.
Also Reis Mahmud Qenawi is in hospital.

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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
    01/01/1926, 01/02/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Mahmud Qenawi (Reis)
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Mrs. Watson
    Saed Hasam
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 7

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.
  • Mahmud Qenawi (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.
  • Mrs. Watson

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Saed Hasam

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.