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Thursday, April 4, 1912 (continued)

nearly finished.

At Girga the men have found a stela.

Friday, April 5, 1912

Rowe reports a characteristic Dynasty 6 - 10 stela with colors preserved at Girga. This is needed material for the museum. [GLYPHS]

Worked at the mastaba G 2187, and finished the excavation in this direction. Worked out corridor of G 2224 where we found a broken stela with the name of [GLYPHS] [Qar].
Ordered the space in front of G 2224 cleared. In G 2224 pit A found a number of beads, light blue and green cylinder and disc beads, dark (black) cylinder and disk beads, and some gold foil [13-1-527]. The chamber was open and partly

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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
    04/04/1912; 04/05/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Louis Earle Rowe, American
    Qar (in G 2224)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2224

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 3

Ancient People

  • Qar (in G 2224)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragmentary false door inscribed for Qar, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw Hm-nTr HwtHr] palace attendant of the Great House, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, priest of Hathor; found reused over intrusive burial G 2224 X.

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.
  • Louis Earle Rowe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Docent at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, beginning 1907; then Assistant in the Egyptian Department, 1910-1912. Field Assistant on Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition in 1912. Director of RISD, 1912-1937.