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Thursday, December 4, 1924 (continued)

(2) Street G 7110, G 7120, etc. (continued)
See plan on page 44. Carried railroad II in to southwest corner of G 7220. The embankment at that corner is wide and high, but is preferable to the very long carry involved in placing loading point 20 or 30 meters further north.
The excavation of the upper debris in street between G 7120 and G 7130 is proceeding and the earth is being used to build the loading embankment.

(3) G 7110
Continued clearing G 7110 pit.

(4) Avenue G 2
Street between G 7120 and G 7130. This street was already partially excavated (see November 9 (3)). Clearing to level B (see page 16) working in from east. Earth going to form loading embankment of line II.

(5) G 7101
Tomb of Mery-Ra nefer = Qa'ar

A. (stairway) lined with relief beginning about 50 cm above loading A2 but all these reliefs are on masonry above rock.
C. Reliefs on north wall also on Turah limestone masonry above rock. Same on west wall.
D1 and D2. Architrave, columns and antas(?) are inscribed.
E, F, G. Also inscribed but walls not yet visible except upper part.

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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
    Qar (G 7101)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 2

Ancient People

  • Qar (G 7101)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7101. Appears multiple times in tomb decoration (chapel relief, architrave, door jambs, pillar), identified variously as [jmj-r kAt nbt xntj-S mnnfr-mrjjra Xrj tp nswt sS a nswt xft-Hr mAa] overseer of all works, palace attendant of (the pyramid-town) Mennefer-Meryre (Pepi I), he who is at the head of the king, true royal document scribe in the presence; in situ in G 7102. Possibly same individual as Qar (in G 7102), son of Idu (owner of G 7102). 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

  • 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.