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Friday, November 7, 1924 (continued)

(2) G I-b temple (continued)
(c) A third set of fragments [24-11-242] shows men standing and rowing a boat.
It is unclear whether [GLYPHS] belongs to the cartouche or to some title. The reliefs appear to be from the temple and should therefore be in the name of a woman.
In the black debris over the east side of the temple floor, a badly weathered small stela [24-11-243] was found (almost illegible) but apparently of New Kingdom or later (Ptolemaic-Roman?).

(3) G I-b
Afternoon, as the work on the east and on temple was slowed down by the more careful work required on the floor level, drew off about one-third of men to form a third gang which attacked the rest of the yellow limestone debris of decay along the north end of the east face of pyramid.

Saturday, November 8, 1924
Eighth day of work.

Quftis: 86
locals: 55 (includes four from Kafr Nassur)
Total: 141

About 3 p.m. one of the Quftis (Ali Mahmud), a new hand, ran a railroad cart over the end of the dump, smashed the wooden end supports, and had his forehead gashed. Sent him in to C.M.S. [hospital] to be sewed up.

Work on:
(1) G I-b temple, [street G 7000]
(2) G I-b east of temple, G 7131, [street G 7000]
(3) G I-b debris of decay on G 7131, [street G 7000]
(4) Street between G 7120 and G 7130, [avenue G 2]

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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
    11/07/1924; 11/08/1924
  • Mentioned on page
    Ali Mahmud Ahmed
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Ali Mahmud Ahmed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Injured expedition worker who later died from his injuries.
  • 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.