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Sunday, December 27, 1925.
35th day of work.

Quftis: 97
(man in hospital: two conscripts back from Abbasiyah to be examined on January 12, at Abbasiyah by courtesy of Ahmed Rifat Bey).

Work on
(1) Avenue G 3, between pyramids G I-b and G I-c. Also cleaning pits in cemetery G 6000 (Dunham) and examining construction of G 7510 (Wheeler).

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 45, 8:30 to noon: 140, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 183 * (!)
total: 368

About noon laid a subsidiary railroad line in Avenue G 3 with the resulting increase in earth removed. (See below)

(1) Avenue G 3
Between Pyramids G I-b and G I-c. Continued working westwards. As the carry lengthened, the work slowed down. At noon, put in a subsidiary line in the avenue dumping beside the loading switch of IV and reloading the carts on line IV. The result is shown above in an increase of forty cars loaded in the afternoon.
Uncovered the entrance to Pyramid G I-c which is low down. The structure noted yesterday was a later well made in the Saite-Ptolemaic period when the burial chamber was reused as a burial place.


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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Ahmed Rifat (Bey)
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 4

Modern People

  • Ahmed Rifat (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.
  • 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."