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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Rahetep (G 4241)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Reisner Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • PorterMoss Date
    Early Dyn 5 or end Dyn 5-later
  • Baer Date
    End of Dynasty 5 or later
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 4241 A; G 4241 B; G 4241 C; G 4241 D; G 4241 E; G 4241 F; G 4241 Chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba in field east of G 4000, blocking eastern half of street south of G 4250 and north of G 4340.

Finds 1

Excavation Diary Pages 2

  • Vol.03.p.100

    • Diary page dates 04/19/1912; 04/20/1912; 04/21/1912
  • Vol.03.p.101

    • Diary page dates 04/20/1912; 04/21/1912; 04/22/1912

Maps & Plans 8

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 7

Full Bibliography

  • Baer, Rank and Title in the Old Kingdom, p. 100 [309].

    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. 125, plan 15.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 253-254 [18].

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L 13, Description of Cemetery G 4000, p. 10.

Photos 15

People 3

Ancient People

  • Rahetep (G 4241)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4241. Architrave (top of chapel west wall) and false door inscribed for Rahetep, identified as [sAb aD-mr nj-nst-xntt Hm-nTr maAt jmj-r sSw] judge and administrator, preeminent of place, priest of Maat, overseer of scribes; in situ in G 4241.

Modern People

  • 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.
  • 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.