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  • Tomb Owner
    Ankhmare (G 4121)
  • Excavator
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Kawab (in G 4121)
    Seshseshet (in G 4121)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 4121 A; G 4121 B; G 4121 C; G 4121 D; G 4121 E; G 4121 F; G 4121 G; G 4121 H; G 4121 I; G 4121 J; G 4121 K; G 4121 X; G 4121 Serdab; G 4121 Chapel a; G 4121 Chapel b
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is built against west side of G 4220, north of G 4122. Reisner reexcavated this mastaba.

Finds 12

Excavation Diary Pages 11

Maps & Plans 17

Published Documents 5

Unpublished Documents 14

Full Bibliography

  • Ballerini, Notizia, pp. 63-64 [top], with notes.

    Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichitá E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, pp. 83-85, figs. 34-35, 37b.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G170.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 123, plan 15.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L 13, Description of Cemetery G 4000, pp. 123-125.

People 5

Ancient People

  • Ankhmare (G 4121)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4121. South false door inscribed for Ankhmare, identified as [sHD sSw a nswt Snwt] inspector of royal document scribes of the granary; also appears in chapel relief (west and south walls, figure only partially preserved on south wall); in situ in G 4121.
  • Kawab (in G 4121)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Probable son of Ankhmare (owner of G 4121). North false door inscribed for Kawab, idenitifed as [sS a nswt Snwt] royal document scribe of the granary; in situ in G 4121.
  • Seshseshet (in G 4121)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter [sAt=f] of Ankhmare (owner of G 4121). Appears on north side of south false door inscribed for Ankhmare; in situ in G 4121.

Modern People

  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.