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Thursday, December 4, 1924 (continued)

(5) G 7101 (continued)
The chief title of [GLYPHS] are: [GLYPHS].
The debris in C is in layer partly water washed and the surface in C, G, G is caked silt (cracked). Smoke-smuts on roof of C show that C and F have been entered after the deposit of the debris or the greater part. In F the earth appears to have been thrown up from north to south by digging. The serdab is packed with earth and beside the air hole is a hack[?] in the west wall of C. The B.M. stela however appears not to be from this underground part of the tomb and a comparison of titles seems to indicate that they belong to a different man. Also clearing pits G 7101 A, B, C, D, E. A not yet finished. In A, a large casing stone from G 7110 had to be broken at a depth of 3 meters and another a meter lower. In the debris among the pits, four fragments of a large royal (?) alabaster statue.

Friday, December 5, 1924
Thirty-first day of work.

Quftis: 85
locals: 122
Total: 207

Cars emptied
Line I: 510
rest of work not using cars (pits, etc.)

Work on:
(1) G I-a, north side, [avenue G 0]
(2) Cross street G 7120-G 7130, [avenue G 2]
(3) G 7110 pit B
(4) G 7101

(1) Avenue G 0
G I-a, north side. Continued pushing west clearing away surface debris on north face of G I-a. Exposed about half of first big lime kiln (three of them) leaving about a meter of debris to support it.

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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
    12/04/1924; 12/05/1924
  • Mentioned on page
    Qar (G 7101)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

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.