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  • Tomb Owner
    Medunefer (G 4630)
  • Excavator
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Ankhiris (in G 4630)
    Hetep (in G 4630)
    Iti (in G 4630)
    Kairef (in G 4630)
    Medunefer (in G 4630)
    Nebuka (in G 4630)
    Sekhentiu (in G 4630)
    Seneb (in G 4630)
    Shepsesnisut (in G 4630)
    Tiu (in G 4630)
    Tjentet (in G 4630)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5
  • Baer Date
    End Dynasty 5 or later
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 4630 A; G 4630 Chapel a; G 4630 Chapel b; G 4630 chapel c

Finds 29

Excavation Diary Pages 13

  • Vol.03.p.104

    • Diary page dates 04/25/1912; 04/26/1912
  • Vol.07.p.001[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/01/1914; 01/02/1914; 01/03/1914; 01/04/1914; 01/05/1914
  • Vol.07.p.002[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/06/1914; 01/07/1914; 01/08/1914
  • Vol.07.p.003[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/09/1914; 01/10/1914; 01/11/1914
  • Vol.07.p.004[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/11/1914; 01/12/1914; 01/13/1914; 01/14/1914
  • Vol.07.p.005[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/15/1914; 01/16/1914
  • Vol.07.p.006[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/17/1914; 01/18/1914; 01/19/1914; 01/20/1914; 01/21/1914; 01/22/1914
  • Vol.07.p.012[4]

    • Diary page dates 02/23/1914; 02/24/1914; 02/25/1914
  • Vol.07.p.013[4]

    • Diary page dates 02/25/1914; 02/26/1914; 02/27/1914
  • Vol.07.p.035[3]

    • Diary page dates 12/13/1913; 12/14/1913; 12/15/1913; 12/16/1913; 12/17/1913
  • Vol.07.p.037[3]

    • Diary page dates 12/27/1913; 12/28/1913; 12/29/1913; 12/30/1913; 12/31/1913
  • Vol.08.p.021

    • Diary page dates 03/24/1914; 03/25/1914; 03/26/1914; 03/27/1914; 03/28/1914
  • Vol.32.p.699

    • Diary page dates 06/27/1938

Maps & Plans 14

Drawings 35

Published Documents 5

Unpublished Documents 56

Full Bibliography

  • Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichitá E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, pp. 78-83, figs. 27b, 29, 32, pls. XXIII, XXIVa, XXV.

    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, pp. 133-134, plan 15.

    Reisner, George A., and Clarence S. Fisher. "Preliminary Report on the Work of the Harvard-Boston Expedition in 1911-13." Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte 13 (1914), pp. 227-252.

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903/1933, p.229 [5 (145) M).

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Origin of Some Unidentified Old Kingdom Reliefs." American Journal of Archaeology 46 (1942), p. 531.

Photos 60

People 14

Ancient People

  • Ankhiris (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Medunefer (owner of G 4630). Appears on south false door tablet, standing before his parents Medunefer and Nebuka seated at offering table; south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) dedicated by Ankhiris; found in situ in G 4630. North false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36192) inscribed for Ankhiris (dedicated by his son Medunefer), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr smA jnpw xt wr Tntt] scribe of the library of the god, smA-priest of Anubis, khet-priest of the Great One and of Tjentet; found in situ in G 4630. Also appears on false door (north jamb) inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 4631), identified as [Xrj-Hb smA jnpw xt wr] lector-priest, smA-priest of Anubis, khet-priest of the Great One; in situ in G 4361.
  • Hetep (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (owner of G 4630), north outer jamb (middle register, carrying ewer), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr] scribe of the library of the god; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Iti (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (owner of G 4630), south outer jamb (middle register, censing), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr] scribe of the library of the god; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Kairef (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Medunefer (owner of G 4630). Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer, right flange of tablet (bottom register, carrying bird); found in situ in G 4630.
  • Medunefer (G 4630)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4630. South false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (dedicated by his son Ankhiris), identified as [Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp sS mDAt-nTr smA jnpw] chief lector-priest, scribe of the divine book, smA-priest of Anubis; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Medunefer (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Ankhiris and grandson of Medunefer (owner of G 4630). Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for his grandfather Medunefer (dedicated by his father Ankhiris), south outer jamb (top register), identified as [Xrj-Hb] lector-priest; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630. North false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36192) inscribed for Ankhiris, dedicated by his son Medunefer, identified as [Xrj-Hb] lector-priest; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Nebuka (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Medunefer (owner of G 4630). Appears seated with her husband on tablet of south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Sekhentiu (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (owner of G 4630), south outer jamb (bottom register, carrying bird), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr] scribe of the library of the god; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Seneb (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Medunefer (owner of G 4630). Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer, right flange of tablet (top register, offering linen); found in situ in G 4630.
  • Shepsesnisut (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (owner of G 4630), north outer jamb (bottom register, carrying bird), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr] scribe of the library of the god; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Tiu (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (owner of G 4630), north outer jamb (top register, carrying tray of unguent jars), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr] scribe of the library of the god; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Tjentet (in G 4630)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Medunefer (owner of G 4630) or, more probably, of his son Ankhiris. Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (dedicated by his son Ankhiris), left flange of tablet, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4630.

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.