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Monday, November 17, 1924 (continued)

(1) Avenue G 1 (continued)
Street between G I-b and G I-a. The street was cleared to rock as far as the upper debris was excavated exposing foundation course of both pyramids.
The upper debris on the north-south street opposite the "boat-street" was cut away eastwards to the railroad

Tuesday, November 18, 1924
Day of rest for men.

Local wages for the week were paid yesterday at the close of work.

The working hours are 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. = 2 hrs.; 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon = 3.5 hrs.; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. = 3.5 hrs.; total = 9 hrs.
If the men have worked well, they are given ten to twenty minutes off at end of day. That is, we close work at from 4:10 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 19, 1924
Seventeenth day of work.

Egyptian Quftis: 85
locals: 91
Total: 176
twenty men at Ghattati; one hundred fifty-six (156) men at Giza.

Work on
(1) Giza, G I-b - G I-a street, [avenue G 1]

(1) Avenue G 1
Street G I-b - G I-a. The great part of the men were concentrated on the mass of hard debris thrown down by Nas Sisi from G I-a.


After clearing upper stage of "a" by throwing earth up on pyramid, put all hands about 10 a.m. in street.

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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
    11/17/1924; 11/18/1924; 11/19/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.