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  • Format
    Book
  • Language
    GERMAN
  • Year Published
    1964
  • Citation Text
    Kayser, Hans. Die Mastaba des Uhemka: Ein Grab in der Wüste. Hannover: Fackeltrager-Verlag Schmidt-Kunster GmbH., 1964.
  • Individual - Modern
    Georg Steindorff, German, 1861–1951
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Mr. Wilhelm Pelizaeus, German, 1851–1930
    Henutsen (in D 117)
  • Individual - Ancient
    Bebi (in D 117)
    Hetepibes Ipi (in D 117)
    Idu [II] (Idu [II])
    Kaemnefret (in D 117)
    Kaninisut [I] (G 2155)
    Nefertjes (in D 117)
    Rahetep (in D 117)
    Wehemka (D 117)
  • Institution
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Author
    Hans Kayser
  • Publisher
    Fackeltrager-Verlag Schmidt-Kunster GmbH.

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • D 117

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2155

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Mastaba IV

    • Site Name G I-South Cemetery

People 13

Ancient People

  • Bebi (in D 117)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Grandmother of Wehemka (owner of D 117). Appears in chapel relief, north wall, identified as [mjtrt] mitret; chapel (Hildesheim 2970) found in situ in D 117.
  • Henutsen (in D 117)

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • Remarks Daughter of Wehemka (owner of D 117). Appears in chapel relief, three times on west wall (top register, panel of relief above south false door, third adult figure from right; between false doors, right half, standing behind her parents; north false door, north jamb, bottom register), identified (in all cases) as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; chapel (Hildesheim 2970) found in situ in D 117.
  • Hetepibes Ipi (in D 117)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife of Wehemka (owner of D 117). Hetepibes called Ipi (on drum lintel of north false door). Mentioned on chapel entrance drum lintel. North false door inscribed for Hetepibes, identified as [rxt nswt mjtrt] royal acquaintance, mitret; also appears on south false door inscribed for Wehemka, north jamb (top register); also appears in chapel relief (west, north, south, east walls); chapel (Hildesheim 2970) found in situ in D 117.
  • Idu [II] (Idu [II])

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of Idu [II] (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Wood coffin (Hildesheim 2511) inscribed for Idu, identified as [Xrj-tp nswt pr-aA sHD sSw a nswt sS a nswt xft-Hr jmj-r pr-aS] royal chamberlain of the Great House, inspector of royal document scribes, royal document scribe in the presence, overseer of the House of Cedar; found in situ in mastaba of Idu [II], shaft S 790, burial chamber.
  • Kaemnefret (in D 117)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Grandfather of Wehemka (owner of D 117). Appears in chapel relief, north wall, identified as [sS pr-mDAt jmj-r pr] scribe of the library, steward; chapel (Hildesheim 2970) found in situ in D 117.
  • Kaninisut [I] (G 2155)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 2155. Father of Kaninisut [II] (owner of G 2156). Chapel entrance north and south door jambs, and north and south false doors inscribed for Kaninisut; also appears in chapel relief (west wall, between false doors, north wall, and east wall, over chapel entrance); chapel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8006) found in situ in G 2155.
  • Nefertjes (in D 117)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Daughter of Wehemka (owner of D 117). Appears in chapel relief, twice on west wall (top register, panel of relief above south false door, second adult figure from right; between false doors, left half with husband Neferhernemti); also appears on north false door, north jamb (top register), idenitifed (in all cases) as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; chapel (Hildesheim 2970) found in situ in D 117.
  • Rahetep (in D 117)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Son of Wehemka (owner of D 117). Appears in chapel relief, twice on west wall (top register, panel of relief above south false door, fourth adult figure from right), identified as [sS pr] scribe of the house, possibly should read [sS pr-mDAt] with last sign missing, and (between false doors, right half, depicted as young boy standing in front of his parents), identified as [sS pr-mDAt] scribe of the library; also appears on south false door, south jamb (bottom register) and north false door, south jamb (top register), identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; also appears on south wall (upper of two bottom registers, fourth figure from right), identified as [sS pr-mDAt], north wall (depicted as young boy standing in front of his parents), identified as [sS pr-mDAt], and east wall (depicted as young boy standing in front of his parents); chapel (Hildesheim 2970) found in situ in D 117. Possibly same individual as [sS] scribe Rahetep in G 2155.
  • Wehemka (D 117)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of D 117. Chapel entrance lintel and drum lintel and south false door inscribed for Wehemka; also appears in chapel relief (west, north, south, east walls); identified variously as [rx nswt sS pr-mDAt sS nfrw jmj-r pr] royal acquaintance, scribe of the library, scribe of recruits, steward; chapel (Hildesheim 2970) found in situ in D 117. Also appears three times in chapel relief of tomb of Kaninisut [I] (owner of G 2155), twice on west wall (panel of relief south of south false door, top register; between false doors, top register of scribes, first figure on right), and north wall (top register, first figure on left), identified as [sS pr-mDAt] scribe of the library (on panel of relief south of south false door) and [jmj-r pr] steward (on north and west walls); chapel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8006) found in situ in G 2155.

Modern People

  • Georg Steindorff

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1861–1951
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Copticist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1861-1951) German Egyptologist and Copticist; he was born in Dessau, 12 Nov. 1861, son of Ludwig S. and Helen S.; he was educated at the Universities of Berlin and Gottingen, and was Erman's (q.v.) first student; Ph.D. Gott., 1884; afterwards appointed assistant in Berlin Museum, 1885-93; Professor of Egyptology at Leipzig, 1893 until 1938, where he founded the Egyptian Institute and filled it with objects from his excavations in Egypt and Nubia; Steindorff made a special study of Coptic and was with Crum (q.v.) the leading authority in the world during his lifetime; he was also interested in art and published books and articles on this subject as well as on Egyptian religion; he explored the Libyan Desert, 1899-1900; excavated at Giza, 1909-1 1, and in Nubia, 1912- 14 and 1930-1; he edited the ZAS for 40 years and contributed many articles to it; his studies in Coptic were of the utmost importance and his Coptic Grammar still remains a standard work of reference and perhaps the most popular ever written in this field; in philology as a whole he was in the first rank and established the rules which are gener- ally accepted for the vocalization of Egyptian; in 1939 he was forced to emigrate to America when the Nazis were in power in Germany, and started another career there at the age of nearly eighty; he continued his studies in the museums of New York, Boston, and Baltimore and the Oriental Institute of Chicago; Hon. MemberofAmerican Oriental Soc.; at Baltimore he compiled a 12-vol. MSS Catalogue of Egyptian antiquities in the Walters Art Gallery, which formed the basis for a later pub. work; both his 70th and 80th birthdays were the subject of tributes, see below; his published works are very numerous and his bibl. lists about 250 books, articles, and reviews, the first of which appeared in 1883, the last in the year of his death nearly 70 years later; Sassanidische Siegelsteine, with P. Horn, 1891; Koptische Grammatik mit Chrestomathie, Worterverzeichnis und Literatur, 1894, rev. ed. 1904; Grabfunde des Mittleren Reiches in den Koniglichen Museen zu Berlin. I. Das Grab des Mentuhotep, 1896; Die Apokalypse des Elias, eine unbekannte Apokalypse und Bruchstücke der Sophonias-Apokalypse. Koptische Text, Ubersetzung, Glossar, 1899; Die Blütezeit des Pharaonenreiches, 1900, rev. ed. 1926; Grabfunde des Mitt, Reiches in den Koniglichen Mus, zu Berlin, II. Der Sarg des Sebk-o. Ein Grabfund aus Gebelên, 1901; Durch die Libysche Wüste zur Amonoase, 1904; The Religion of the Ancient Egyptians, 1905; Koptische Rechtsurkunden des Achten Jahrhunderts aus Djëme, Theben, with W. E. Crum, 1912; Das Grab des Ti. Veroffentlichungen der Ernst von Sieglin Expedition in Agypten, vol. 2, 1913; Aegyten in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, 1915; Kurzer Abriss der Koptischen Grammatik mit Lesestücken und W?rterveyzeichnis, 1921;Die Kunst derAegypter. Bauten,Plaslik, Kunstgewerbe, 1928; Aniba, 1. Band with R. Heidenreich, F. Kretschmar, A. Langsdorff, and W. Wolf, 11. Band with M. Marcks, H. Schleif, and W. Wolf, 1935-7; Die Thebanische Graberwelt, with W. Wolf, 1936; When Egypt Ruled the East, with K. C. Seele, 1942; Egypt, text of Hoyningen-Huene, 1943; Catalogue of the Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, 1946; Lehrbuch der Koptischen Grammatik, 1951; while in America he also wrote a Coptic-Egyptian Etymological Dictionary; The Origin of the Coptic Language and Literature: Prolegomena to the Coptic Grammar; The Proverbs of Solomon in Akhmimic Coptic according to a Papyrus in the State Library in Berlin, with a Coptic-Greek Glossary compiled by Carl Schmidt, he also edited many editions of Baedeker's Egypt, making it a standard work for all travellers and the best general guide available; he died in Hollywood, California, 28 Aug. 1951. AEB 28, 29; Bulletin Issued by. the Egyptian Educ. Bureau, London, n(. 58, Sept. 1951. 25 (anon);Chron. D'Eg.27 (I952), 391;JA0S 61 (1941), 288-9, Eightieth Anniversary. of Prof.Steindorff,J.H Breasted Jnr.;66.(1946), 76-87, The Writings of Georg Steindroff , J.H.Breasted Jnr.; 67 (1947) , 141-2,326-7; JEA 38 (1952), 2; Kürschner Corr .; The Times , 30 Aug. 1951; ZAS67 (1931), 1, Seventieth Birthday Tribute; ZAS79 (1954) , V-VI (portr.)(S.Morenz); E. Blumenthal,Altes ?gypten in Leipzig, 1918, 15-31 .
  • Hans Kayser

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • 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.
  • Mr. Wilhelm Pelizaeus

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1851–1930
    • Remarks Businnessman and collector; Hildesheim businessman who funded Steindorff and Junker German/Austrian excavations at Giza; Founded Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildeseheim. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 2