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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, November 6, 1924
Sixth day of work.

Quftis: 86
locals: 45
Total: 131

[Hakim Effendi Abu Seif, Inspector of Antiquities, replacing Tewfik Effendi Boulos, who is transferred to Luxor, brought "No Admittance" notices and I took him down to the excavations. He was Legrain's clerk for many years and lately (two or three years) inspector at Luxor. He is well know at Quft. He issued monument tickets to the Dunhams and Amory Goddard in the autumn of 1922 (December 1819), and there was a conversation.
Coolidge has been elected PRESIDENT of the U.S.A.]

Work on
(1) G I-b, face and chapel [Street G 7000]
(2) Area east of chapel [of G I-b and Street G 7000]

(1) G I-b
About 9 a.m. had cleared away the greater part of the debris of decay on east face of pyramid from about three-quarters or four-fifths of the length.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Further towards the north the pyramid casing has been removed below the top of the west wall of temple as preserved [ILLUSTRATION].
One gang continued clearing west wall of temple. A niche (top obj. of C. 2) was seen near north end and another is to be assumed for the south end (when the wall is broken away to floor.
[ILLUSTRATION]
No trace of any inscribed fragment has been found!

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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
    11/06/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Georges Legrain
    Hakim Abou Seif (Effendi), Egyptian
    Mr. Amory Goddard
    Mrs. Dows Dunham
    President Calvin Coolidge
    Tewfik Boulos (Effendi)

Tombs and Monuments 2

Photos 1

People 8

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.
  • Georges Legrain

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Excavated Karnak Temple for many years.
  • Hakim Abou Seif (Effendi)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian
    • Remarks Chief Inspector, Department of Antiquités, ca.1924–1939.
  • Mr. Amory Goddard

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mrs. Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Mother of Margaret Dunham (1353)
  • President Calvin Coolidge

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Tewfik Boulos (Effendi)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Antiquities inspector. After 1924, Chief Inspector of the Department of Antiquities in Egypt.