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Inscribed limestone architrave of Meruka


  • ID
  • Department
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
  • Material
    Nummulitic Limestone
  • Dimensions
    40 x 208.3 x 13 cm
  • Credit Line
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • Owner
    Meruka (Meruka)
  • Object owned by
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • Meruka

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Martin, Karl. Reliefs des Alten Reiches. Teil 2. Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, Lieferung 7. Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 1979, pp. 42-44.

Photos 3

People 2

Ancient People

  • Meruka (Meruka)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker. Architectural elements, including architrave and pillars of pillared portico, and chapel entrance lintel (Hildesheim 3049) inscribed for Meruka, identified as [rx nswt smsw ht wab nswt xwfw Hm-nTr] royal acquaintance, elder of the hall, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu; architrave and pillars in situ and entrance lintel found in mastaba of Meruka. Also appears on north false door (?) lintel (formerly in Dattari Collection, now Cleveland 20.1994), and south false door tablet (formerly in Dattari Collection, now Yale 1937.214); found in mastaba of Meruka (excavated in 1902 by Ballard).

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1