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Sunday, December 7, 1924 (continued)

(4) G 7101
Finished clearing rain washed debris in rooms e, f, g, and h of G 7101. Room g is uninscribed.
On west wall a false door (uninscribed) facing east. Before false door an offering stone [ILLUSTRATION]. The pit A is close behind this false door.
Serdab S. Was cleared and contained no trace whatever of statues (not even decayed wood). Had been cleared out by treasure seekers.
Pit G 7101 A. Entered and began clearing chamber.
Pit G 7101 C. Has coffin cut in rock [ILLUSTRATION].
Pit G 7101 M. Main pit (i.e. Qa'ar himself). 7 meters deep. Exposed door block (on south side of pit) which has been entered on its western side by thieves. Below thieves' entrance to floor of pit, the debris was clean sand. The chamber is filled with debris but above the debris some writing is visible. Worked stopped for photography.
Offering room f. The persons who left smoke-smudges on roof of e and probably smashed faces of standing figures of Qa'ar, have left an Arabic inscription in room f.

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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 1

  • G 7101

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

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.