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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, January 17, 1926
53rd day of work.

The southwest storm continued all night and this morning increased to a sand storm. The day was cloudy. After sunset about 6:30 there was a sprinkle of rain (and in Cairo, I hear, a heavy rain). An hour later the wind had dropped and the sky was clear.

Workmen:
Quftis: 87

Work on:
(1) Isis Temple around G 7011 B
(2) Street G 7000 south
(3) G 7000 SW (southwest) trench 32
(4) G 7050 east face
(5) G 7150 B and addition iii

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 67, 8:30 to noon: 152, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 196
short carry growing shorter in p.m. when all hands were concentrated on (3) and (4).

(1) Isis Temple
Around G 7011 B. Clearing out crude brick compartment which contains G 7011 B.

(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
Continued clearing away surface debris towards south and examining hard debris opposite Avenue G 4.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Shifted switch to south. Clearing away railroad embankment and east face of G 7050. Found usual Saite-Ptolemaic fragments.

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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
    01/17/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 1

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.