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Wednesday, December 3, 1924 (continued)

(4) G 7101
Clearing away the hard debris north of G 7110 and east of G 7101 D, E. Came on a chamber sunk in the rock which seems to be part of G 7101 and receives now that number.
In the debris of stair, found large and some small fragments - of good relief - name of Mery-ra-nefer (Dynasty 6). The section of the side of the sunk room is as



The inscription below the eave gives the same name Mery-ra-nefer = Qar. Rowe on looking in B.M. Guide to Sculptures noted Stelae Nos. 75 and 76 of a man of the same name said to be from Giza.

Thursday, December 4, 1924
Thirtieth day of work.

M. De la Roque called at excavations, gave me a copy of his report of Abu Roash.

Quftis: 85
locals: 122
Total: 207

Carts of debris
main line: 512
[2nd] line: 97
Total: 609
Decrease due to long carry at (1) and (4).

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

(1) Avenue G 0
G I-a, north side. Continue working west along north face of G I-a. Reaches west of entrance passage. Entrance passage is contained in massive structure with sloping courses built before the pyramid. Pyramid courses built over it


In debris: basis of a small seated statuette alabaster [GLYPHS]

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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
    12/03/1924; 12/04/1924
  • Mentioned on page
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968
    Ferdinand Bisson de la Roque
    Qar (G 7101)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

People 4

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

  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Ferdinand Bisson de la Roque

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks French Egyptologist and archaeologist.
  • 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.