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Sunday, January 3, 1926
41st day of work.

Quftis: 94

Work on:
(1) Pyramid G I-c chamber
(2) Pyramid G I-c east face
(3) Isis Temple (4) G 7011
(5) G 7140 C
(6) G 2000 X

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 58, 8:30 to noon: 135, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 159 (due to easy work and short carry on east face of G I-c)
total: 352
Recovery over yesterday, largely due to work on G I-c east face.
But absence of Said, el-Meyyit, and Mahmoud Qenawi still felt.

(1) Pyramid G I-c
Continued clearing chamber of stones and rubbish. Working on north end of chamber behind casing wall.

(2) Pyramid G I-c (east face)
Work in Isis Temple E-F being held up by crude brick wall, put that gang on debris of decay (yellow) which encumbers that face. In the axis, the former excavations had removed the greater part of the underlying dark debris, and part of the debris of decay had fallen down. Exposed face of pyramid in axis, preserved to the fifth and sixth course.

(3) Isis Temple
Continued clearing eastern side of Isis Temple where it enters the mastabas G 7130 and G 7140. And exposed rooms C, D, E, F, G, H of which G is in
G 7130 and D, E, F, H in G 7140.


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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
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
    Mahmud Qenawi (Reis)
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 4

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 Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1926–1933. Brother of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926) and father of Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Head Reis 1933-1935).
  • Mahmud Qenawi (Reis)

    • 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.