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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, January 29, 1926
63 day of work.

In the morning still cloudy but clouds breaking up towards noon.

Workmen:
Quftis: 91

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
(3) G 7152
(4) G 7153
(5) G 7050 X
(6) G I-c south face and Avenue G 4

Cars emptied:
Line IV: to 8:00 am: 48, 8:30 to noon: 108, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 126
Line V: to 8:00 am: __, 8:30 to noon: __, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 37
totals: to 8:00 am: 48, 8:30 to noon: 108, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 163
totals: Line IV 282, Live V 37, Total 319
Line V is that which taps Avenue G 4. see (6) above.

(1) G 7000 X
Mr. Stewart was installed by Dunham in the shaft and spent the day painting a watercolor of the chamber. Said remained with Mr. Stewart in the pit all day.

(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
Continued clearing away railroad embankment west of G 7152 (north end) and also underlying surface debris which was largely sebbakh siftings. Further northwest of G 7153 and east of G 7050 (north of chapel), worked out layer of harder debris above rock, and this contained usual Saite fragments of amulets, pottery, etc. Here was opened G 7050 X. See (5) below.
[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
    01/29/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
    W. A. Stewart
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • W. A. Stewart

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks conservator who assisted with objects from G 7000 X, Hetepheres, at Harvard Camp, Giza