Skip to main content
Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 163

Sunday, January 11, 1925 (continued)

(8) G 7102 (continued)
At the southeast angle of courtyard, and at the southwest angle (the bases both resting on the floor) are two small obelisks, each about 52 cm high. One obelisk in each corner. Width of obelisk 16 cm; pyramidion is 13 cm high. A plan of the courtyard, at this stage, is as under:


The debris has not yet been removed from the chamber, as the photography has not yet been completed.
Under the stela in the west wall of the chamber is a figure of the head and shoulders of the deceased [Idu], cut in the rock.

(9) G 7111
G 7111 D: Pit finished. There is a single chamber at the west, which is blocked at its entrance with stones, limestone has been removed by thieves. The block has been planned and awaits photography.

(10) G 7112
G 7112 A: The block to this chamber was removed today, but before we enter the chamber it will be photographed. Just inside, to the south, is a very much decayed box with a mud seal - inscribed! There appears to be a decayed body in the sarcophagus which is cut out of gebel which has a faience necklace.

microfilm: end page 163


  • 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 3

  • G 7102

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7111

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7112

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

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.