Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 49

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Jan. 31 Sun.
Worked until dinner-time in office.
Managed to secure the afternoon off – first leave since coming into camp – Walked off with two chaps for the biggest pyramid - secured guide & went inside & looked through passages, also king's & queen's chambers – said to be 5000 years old, 450 ft. high & built of granite which took 10 years to cart into position & 20 yrs. to build. Then had a stiff climb to the top – splendid view.
Had a ride on a camel followed. by tea in some shanty & then a donkey ride to the Sphinx. Returned about 8 p.m.
To-day met Asst. S.M. Coe of Melbourne who is a 2nd Lieut. In Field Artillery.
To-day's total in hospital – 647.

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