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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, January 9, 1926
46th day of work.

Telegram from Hawes announcing Dunham's appointment to be assistant curator of the Egyptian Department B.M.F.A.

Southwest storm continues. About noon wind shifted to west and blew harder, with dust.

Quftis: 90

Work on:
(1) Pyramid G I-c east face, south part
(2) Isis Temple
(3) Street G 7000, south of Isis Temple
(4) Pits in Isis Temple
(a) G 7011 C
(b) G 7011 D
(c) G 7011 E
(d) G 7011 F
(e) G 7011 G
(f) Pit in room F
(g) Pit in room P
(5) G 7130 + G 7140 (south end, back)

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 66, 8:30 to noon: 187, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 210
total: 463
Very short carry all day and debris of decay.

(1) Pyramid G I-c
Clearing debris of decay from east face of G I-c reach southeast corner.

(2) Isis Temple
Clearing southeast quarter of room Q.
Removed debris north of room M and uncovered a short flight of steps which led up to room F (lettered room of stair, N).


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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Alex B. Hawes
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Alex B. Hawes

    • 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.