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  • Format
    Book
  • Language
    ENGLISH
  • Series
    Excavations at Gîza
  • Year Published
    1944
  • Citation Text
    Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 5: 1933-1934. With Special Chapters on Methods of Excavation, the False-Door, and Other Archaeological and Religious Subjects. Cairo: Government Press, 1944.
  • Author
    Selim Hassan (Bey), Egyptian, 1886–1961
  • Individual - Ancient
    Ankhnes (in G 8806)
    Ankhtef (G 8806)
    Esiemkhebi (in G 8422)
    Harkhebi (G 8164)
    Harsiesi (in G 8422)
    Henutes (in G 8800)
    Henutsen (in G 8674)
    Hetepi (G 8298)
    Itisen (G 8410)
    Itisen (in G 8412)
    Kadebhen (G 8824)
    Kanebef (near G 8816)
    Kauseret (G 8934)
    Kednes (G 8800)
    Khuwiwer (G 8674)
    Meretites (in G 8412)
    Mes-sa (G 8668)
    Nary (G 8785)
    Nedjetempet (in G 8424)
    Neferherenptah Fefi (G 8412)
    Neferiru (in G 8424)
    Nefernemtut (G 8746)
    Nefret (in G 8785)
    Nikauhathor (G 8504)
    Nimaethap (in G 8410)
    Ptahsedjefa Fefi (G 8926)
    Rahetep (in G 8800)
    Rawer (G 8988)
    Rawer [III] (G 8310)
    Satmeret (in G 8412)
    Suf (G 8424)
    Takas (in G 8422)
    Teti (G 8488)
  • Publisher
    Government Press
  • Group - Modern
    Imhetep (in G 8785)

Tombs and Monuments 24

  • Central Field

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8024

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8026

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8164

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8298

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8310

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8410

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8412

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8422

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8424

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8488

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8504

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8668

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8670

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8674

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8746

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8785

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8800

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8806

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8816

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8824

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8830

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • G 8926

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)
  • Giza Plateau

    • Site Name Giza

People 35

Ancient People

  • Ankhnes (in G 8806)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Ankhtef (owner of G 8806). Appears on central false door of offering chamber inscribed for Ankhtef; in situ in G 8806.
  • Ankhtef (G 8806)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 8806. False door in vestibule and central false door of offering chamber inscribed for Ankhtef, identified in both places as [rx nswt jmj-r sSr sHD Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of linen, inspector of ka-priests. Seated statuette (JE 87808) of Ankhtef, identified as [sHD Hmw-kA] inspector of ka-priests; in situ in serdab of G 8806. Also appears on false door of Rawer (owner of G 8992), identified as [sHD Hmw-kA jmj-r sSr] inspector of ka-priests, overseer of linen.
  • Esiemkhebi (in G 8422)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Late Period anthropoid sarcophagus of Esiemkhebi, wife of Harsiesi?, found in reused tomb.
  • Harkhebi (G 8164)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Fragments of lid of rock-cut sarcophagus from side-chamber of S 790.
  • Harsiesi (in G 8422)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Late Period anthropoid sarcophagus of Harsiesi found in reused tomb.
  • Henutes (in G 8800)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife of Kednes
  • Henutsen (in G 8674)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Khuwiwer (owner of G 8674). Appears on chapel entrance door jambs standing with her husband, idenitifed as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor; in situ in G 8674.
  • Hetepi (G 8298)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
  • Imhetep (in G 8785)

    • Type Group - Modern
    • Remarks Statue of Imhetep found on platform in front of tomb with double-statue of deceased.
  • Itisen (G 8410)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
  • Itisen (in G 8412)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Son(?) of Neferherenptah Fefi (owner of G 8412). Seated statue (JE 87805) of Itisen, idenitifed as [qbH Hwt-nmt pr-aA] butcher of the slaughterhouse of the Great House; found in situ in serdab of G 8412.
  • Kadebhen (G 8824)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
  • Kanebef (near G 8816)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Lintel of Kanebef found in fragments west of G 8816 (Khenu (1)).
  • Kauseret (G 8934)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Daughter of Nefernemtut. Appears on drum, lintel, façade and southern false door of G 8934, identified as [Xkrt nswt Hm-nTr Nt] royal ornament, priestess of Neith; in situ.
  • Kednes (G 8800)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
  • Khuwiwer (G 8674)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 8674. Son of Mes-sa (owner of G 8668). Entrance drum lintel inscribed for Mes-sa (identified as [smr watj xrp aH] sole companion, director of the palace) and Khuwiwer (identified as [sAb jmj-r sSw] juridicial overseer of scribes); found in entrance debris of G 8674. Biographical inscription of Khuwiwer on northern and southern walls of antechamber; in situ in G 8674. Chapel entrance architrave, drum lintel and door jambs inscribed for Khuwiwer, identified as [sAb sHD sSw n Hwtj wrtj jmj wrt nt Xnw xrp sSw jrjw jaH] juridicial inspector of scribes in the two great courts (of justice) amongst those on the right-hand side(?) of the Residence, director of scribes connected with the moon. Also appears in chapel wall relief (east, north and west walls); all in situ in G 8674. False door inscribed for Khuwiwer; in situ in G 8674. Lower part of schist seated statue inscribed for Khuwiwer; found in chapel debris of G 8674. Lower part of granite seated statue inscribed for Khuwiwer, identified as [sAb sHD sSw] juridicial inspector of scribes; found in filling of southern serdab of G 8674. Uninscribed limestone head (JE 72221), probably of Khuwiwer; found in G 8674, shaft 973. Statue base inscribed for Khuwiwer, identified as [sAb jmj-r sSw] juridicial overseer of scribes; found in shaft 35 of G 8972.
  • Meretites (in G 8412)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Daughter(?) of Neferherenptah Fefi (owner of G 8412). Seated statue (JE 87807) of Meretites, idenitifed as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in serdab of G 8412.
  • Mes-sa (G 8668)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
  • Nary (G 8785)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
  • Nedjetempet (in G 8424)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife of Suf
  • Neferherenptah Fefi (G 8412)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 8412. Entrance and chapel lintels inscribed for Neferherenptah Fefi, identified as [rx nswt wab nswt Hm-nTr xafra Hm-nTr mnkAwra] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest, priest of Khafre, priest of Menkaure; entrance lintel found in debris in front of tomb, chapel lintel in situ in G 8412. Standing statue (JE 87804) of Neferherenptah Fefi, idenitifed as [rx nswt Hm-nTr mnkAwra] royal acquaintance, priest of Menkaure; found in situ in serdab of G 8412.
  • Neferiru (in G 8424)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Grandson of Suf
  • Nefernemtut (G 8746)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Mother of Kausert (G 8934).
  • Nefret (in G 8785)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife of Nary
  • Nikauhathor (G 8504)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
  • Nimaethap (in G 8410)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife of Itisen
  • Ptahsedjefa Fefi (G 8926)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 8926. Entrance lintel and drum inscribed for Fefi, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests; lintel found broken in fragments before entrance, drum in situ in G 8926. False door inscribed for Ptahsedjefa Fefi, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests; in situ in G 8926. Limestone sarcophagus (JE 66681) inscribed for Ptahsedjefa Fefi; found in burial chamber of G 8926.
  • Rahetep (in G 8800)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks False door of Rahetep (Dynasty 5-6); found reused with later burial.
  • Rawer (G 8988)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 8988. Son of Itisen and Hetepheres. Entrance architrave, lintel and facade inscribed for Rawer, identified as [smr watj Hrj-tp nxb Hm-nTr Hr-jnpw xntj pr Smswt watj aD-mr Hr sbA xntj pt sm xrp SnDt xt mnw xrp aH Hrj-sStA n pr(-dwAt) Xrj-Hb wa m wrw Hb xrp Hwwt nt mw aD-mr dp Hm-nTr wADt jrj nfr-HAt] sole companion, chief of Nekheb, priest of Horus-Anubis who presides solely over the suite, administrator of the district 'Star-of-Horus-Foremost-of-Heaven', sem-priest, director of the kilt, khet-priest of Min, director of the palace, secretary of the House (of Morning), lector-priest, sole one of the great ones of the festival, director of mansions of mu-textiles(?), administrator of Dep, priest of Wadjet, keeper of the diadem; facade in situ, lintel and architrave fallen in front of entrance to G 8988. Inner door jambs inscribed for Rawer, identified as [jmj-r Xkrw nswt n jswj overseer of the king's ornaments in the two chambers; in situ in G 8988. Inscription along top of eastern wall of serdab 14 with titles [Hm-nTr nxbt Hm-ntr wADt smr watj n(j) mrwt] priest of Nekhbet, priest of Wadjet, sole companion, possessor of love; in situ in G 8988. Rawer appears on alabaster panel (JE 66626) in niche 14, identified as [Hrj-sStA n mdw-nTr] secretary of the sacred writings; in situ in G 8988. Inscribed limestone slab with title [Hm-nTr wADt p dp] priest of Wadjet in Pe and Dep; found displaced in G 8988. Inscribed limestone slab with title [jmj-r wabt] overseer of the wabet; found fallen from wall of first chamber of eastern passage in G 8988. Life-size limestone statue of Rawer, inscribed [jrj nfr-HAt (smsw?) wxrt aAt jr Sn nswt] keeper of the diadem, (elder?) of the great shipyard, royal hairdresser; found in back of second chamber of eastern passage in G 8988. Life-size limestone statue of Rawer, inscribed [jmj-jb n nb=f Hrj-sStA n nswt] he who is in the heart of his lord, secretary of the king; found in situ in serdab 12 of G 8988, along with limestone relief of biographical inscription (JE 66682). A large number of other inscribed statues and fragments of Rawer and his family found throughout G 8988 (including JE 66615, a quartzite "pseudo-group" statue of Rawer, and JE 66625, a limestone statue head of Rawer).
  • Rawer [III] (G 8310)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 8310 = Lepsius 94.
  • Satmeret (in G 8412)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife of Neferherenptah Fefi (owner of G 8412). Standing statue (JE 87806) of Satmeret, idenitifed as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in serdab of G 8412.
  • Suf (G 8424)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
  • Takas (in G 8422)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Late Period anthropoid sarcophagus of Takas, mother of Harsiesi?, found in reused tomb.
  • Teti (G 8488)

    • Type Individual - Ancient

Modern People

  • Selim Hassan (Bey)

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian, 1886–1961
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Sub Director General. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1886-1961) Egyptian Egyptologist; born Mit-Nagi, 15 April 1886, he studied at the Higher Teacher's College, Cairo under Kamal (q.v.); in 1912 he became a teacher and in 1921 obtained a post in the Egyptian Museum as assistant keeper; he studied in Paris 1923-7 at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes; he was the first Egyptian to be appointed as a Professor of Egyptology in the Universitv of Cairo, 1928 - 36; he was later made Deputy Director of the Egyptian Antiquities Service responsible for the care of all monuments in the Nile valley, 1936-39; Ph.D. Vienna University, 1935; stimulated by the archaeological work of P. E. Newberry (q.v.) and Junker (q.v.)he began an active career in excavations with the clearance of some of the Giza mastabas in 1929; the excavations carried on by him in this necropolis continued until 1939 by which time a great deal of digging had been achieved, published in 10 parts; he also cleared the Sphinx and its temple, for the first time completely digging out the great amphitheatre around it and ensuring that it would not be buried by send again so easily; he wrote a study on this work and on the temple of Amenhotep II here; in addition the so-called Fourth Pyramid or the palace-façade tomb of Queen Khent-kawes of the Fourth Dynasty was investigated and also the funerary town of the priests associated with it; he later worked on the Unas causeway at Saqqara and at the valley temple of this king, discovering some of the mastabas in this area and two great subterranean tombs dated to the Second Dynasty; his final excavations at Giza were carried out on the east and south faces of the Great Pyramid and at the mortuary temple of King Khufu, 1938-9; he also took part in the campaign to save the monments of Nubia, and wrote a report on this subject; he published about 53 books and articles on Egyptological subjects in English, French, and Arabic, Hymnes religieux du Moyen Empire, 1928; Le Poème dit de Pentaour et Le rapport officiel sur la bataiILe de Qadesh , 1929; Excavations at Giza, 10 pts., 1929-60; The Sphinx. Its History in the Light of recent Excavations, 1949; Report on the Monunents of Nubia,1955Excavations at Saqqara 1937-8, 3 vols., 1975; in Arabic Literature of Ancient Egpt, 2 vols.; Ancient Egypt from Prehistoric Times to the Age of Rameses 11, 6 vols.; he died in Giza, 30 Sept. 1961. AfO 20 (1963), 310 (H. Brunner); Archaeology 14, no, 4 (1961, 293; ASAE 58 (1964), 61- 84 (bibl.) (Dia Abou-Ghazi); Orientalia 31 (1962), 271; Goettinger Miszellen 76 (1984), 78-80; Reid, JAOS 105 (1985), 237, 241-44.

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