The Mastabas of Qar and Idu G 7101 and 7102 - Digitally Revised and Enhanced Edition



Section 1 - About the Qar and Idu Digital Edition

Written by Krisztián Vértes

With the digital re-release of William Kelly Simpson's 1976 volume, The Mastabas of Qar and Idu, we had the golden opportunity to re-evaluate past practices concerning publications with wall scenes in focus. Due to a successful collaboration between the Giza Project at Harvard and the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute, a digital version of the book is presented here for the first time, re-structured as an online publication.


Section 2 - Archeology and History, the Mastabas of Qar and Idu Revisited

Written by Peter Manuelian

After Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 1924, the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition staff at Giza focused on clearing the area east of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, around the first queen’s pyramid to the north (labeled G I-a) and reaching the north end of the mastaba-tomb Reisner had numbered G 7110.


Section 3 - Preface

Written by William Kelly Simpson

The tomb complexes of Qar (G 7101) and Idu (G 7102) lie just north of the edge of the great Eastern Cemetery of the Cheops pyramid near its western end, just south of the top of the pyramid causeway, and north of the great double mastaba of Kawab, the son of Cheops (G 7110- 7120).