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Tuesday, January 13, 1925
65th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: no locals worked today

Cars emptied:
Note: As only Quftis worked today and no locals, the lines were not used today.

Work on:
(1) G 7102
(2) G 7130 B

(1) G 7102
This tomb was cleared out today, no objects being found. It was found that the bust of the deceased [Idu], below the false door, had the two hands laid out flat on the ledge on which it stood, palms up. Along west side of chamber, about 13 cm high, is a narrow ledge of stones. The ledge before the niche has a stone shaped like the [GLYPHS] sign; and the stone before the bust has a similar stone. The ledge south of the bust has been removed.
Roof of chamber is vaulted, and is colored to imitate red granite. Height of room is 187 cm.
Height of bust is 61 cm.


(2) G 7130
G 7130 B: The clearing of the pit was continued, and the entrance to the chambers was found, sufficient debris being removed to permit of ingress. There are a number of chambers in this tomb, including small ones made for Ptolemaic burials. The chamber at the south

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Idu (G 7102)
  • Author
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968

Tombs and Monuments 2

People 2

Ancient People

  • Idu (G 7102)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7102. Appears multiple times in tomb decoration (chapel relief, architrave, door jambs, statuary), identified variously as [jmj-r Hwt wrt jmj-r sSw mrt xntj-S mnnfr-ppj Xrj tp nswt] overseer of the great chapel, overseer of scribes of the meret-serfs, palace attendant of (the pyramid-town) Mennefer-Pepi, he who is at the head of the king; in situ in G 7102. Possibly same individual as Idu (in G 7101), son of Qar (owner of G 7101). The relationship between Qar and Idu is difficult to determine; it seems certain that they are father and son, but it is not clear which is which since they each have a son named after the other (i.e. Qar has a son named Idu, Idu has a son named Qar). Qar (G 7101) has a sister named Bendjyt who may be identical to Bendjet, a daughter of Idu (G 7102), in which case Idu would be the father of Qar, but this is not at all certain.

Modern People

  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.