5. The Tombs of Qar and Idu

Families and Funerals in the Late Old Kingdom

  1. Steven Snape

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393743.ch5

Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death

Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death

How to Cite

Snape, S. (2011) The Tombs of Qar and Idu, in Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393743.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120890

Online ISBN: 9781444393743

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Keywords:

  • tombs of Qar and Idu - families and funerals, in the Late Old Kingdom;
  • great court Mastabas of Dynasty 4, tombs built at Giza - in later part of the Old Kingdom;
  • tombs of Qar and Idu, founded within old G7000 cemetery at Giza;
  • tombs of Idu and Qar, filiations within the texts - in the tomb, not specific enough;
  • Human Spirit (2), the Akh - and ka, the text from the tomb of Idu - referring to another spiritual form, the akh (Ax);
  • The akh-spirit, connections to quality of luminosity and light - visible in the New Kingdom;
  • Old Kingdom tombs, primary sense of the akh - a spirit with, restricted range of movement than the ka;
  • funeral scenes in tomb of Mereruka - funeral scenes, in innermost parts of the Offering Chapel;
  • next major stage in funerals - the disembarkation at the edge of the desert plateau;
  • funeral scene, in the tomb of Debehen at Giza

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Tombs of Idu and Qar

  • The Human Spirit (2): the Akh

  • Funeral Ritual in the Old Kingdom

  • Protecting the Dead from the Living: Threats and Curses

  • Talking to the Dead