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  • Tomb Owner
    Meresankh III (G 7530-7540)
  • Attested
    Duaenre (G 5110)
    Hetepheres II (G 7110-7120)
    Inkaf (in G 7530-7540)
    Ka[...] (in G 7530-7540)
    Katjesu (in G 7530-7540)
    Kawab (G 7110-7120)
    Khemetnu (G 5210)
    Khemetnu-nedjes (in G 7530-7540)
    Khenterka (in G 7530-7540)
    Nebemakhet (G 8172 and Lepsius 12)
    Niuserreankh (in G 7530-7540)
    Nykauptah (in G 7530-7540)
    Ptahshepses (in G 7530-7540)
    Rehay (in G 7530-7540)
    Rery (in G 7530-7540)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Correct Double Mastaba No
    G 7530
    G 7540
  • Alternate Reisner No
    G 7530-7540: G 7530
    G 7530-7540: G 7540
  • G 7530sub
  • Porter & Moss Date
    Khufu to Shepseskaf
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 7530 A; G 7530 X; G 7530 Z; G 7540 Q; G 7540 R; G 7540 S; G 7540 T; G 7540 U; G 7540 V; G 7540 W; G 7540 X; G 7540 Y

Finds 378

Excavation Diary Pages 90

Maps & Plans 66

Drawings 57

Published Documents 30

Unpublished Documents 237

Full Bibliography

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    Callender, Vivienne Gae. "The Iconography of the Princess in the Old Kingdom." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, pp. 122-125.

    Callender, Gae. "Queen Hetepheres I." Bulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology 1 (1990), p. 29 note 11.

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    Chauvet, Violaine. “Decoration and Architecture: The Definition of Private Tomb Environment.” Servant of Mut. Studies on Ancient Egypt in Honor of Edward F. Wente. Leiden: Brill, 2008, p. 44.

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    Dunham, Dows, and William Kelly Simpson. The Mastaba of Queen Mersyankh III. Giza Mastabas 1. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1974.

    Eaton-Krauss, Marianne. "An Offering Table Scene in the Art Institue, Chicago." Göttinger Miszellen 219 (2008), p. 20.

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    Fay, Biri. "Royal Women as Represented in Sculpture during the Old Kingdom. Part II: Uninscribed Sculptures." In Christiane Ziegler, ed. L'art de l'ancien empire égyptien. Paris: Musée du Louvre, 1999, pp. 105-107, 128, 134-135, figs. 6, 24, 25.

    Fay, Biri. "Royal Women as Represented in Sculpture dunring the Old Kingdom." In Nicolas Grimal, ed. Les Critères de Datation Stylistiques à l'Ancien Empire. Cairo: Institut français d'archéologie orientale, 1998, pp. 162-163.

    Fischer, Henry G. "A feminine example of wD Hm.k, 'thy majesty commands' in the Fourth Dynasty." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 61 (1975), pp. 246-247, fig. 1.

    Flentye, Laurel. "The Development of Art in the Eastern and GIS Cemeteries at Giza during the Fourth Dynasty: Iconography and Style." In Jean-Claude Goyon and Christine Cardin, eds. Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Egyptologists, Grenoble, 6-12 septembre 2004, vol. I. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 150. Leuven: Uitgeveru Peeters en Departement Oosterse Studies, 2007, pp. 723-724, 727, 729-730, 732, 734-735, fig. 1.

    Flentye, Laurel. "The Mastabas of Ankh-haf (G 7510) and Akhethetep and Meretites (G 7650) in the Eastern Cemetery at Giza: A Reassessment." In Zahi Hawass and Janet Richards, eds. The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt. Essays in Honor of David B. O'Connor, Vol. I. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, Cahier no. 36. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2007, pp. 295, 298, fig. 1.

    Flentye, Laurel. “The Mastaba of Meresankh III (G7530/7540) in the Eastern Cemetery at Giza: An Archaeological and Art Historical Analysis.” Bulletin of the Egyptian Museum 3 (2006), pp. 71–82, figs. 1-10.

    Flentye, Laurel. "The Development of the Eastern and GIS Cemeteries at Giza during the Fourth Dynasty." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, pp. 136-138.

    Galvin, Marianne. "The Hereditary Status of the Titles of the Cult of Hathor." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 70 (1984), p. 45.

    Holden, Lynn. "An Anubis Figure in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts." In William K. Simpson and Whitney M. Davis, eds. Studies in Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Sudan. Essays in honor of Dows Dunham on the occasion of his 90th birthday, June 1, 1980, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1981, p. 101, fig. 4.

    Jánosi, Peter. "'...an intact burial-chamber belonging to a great lady of the Royal Family of the Fourth Dynasty' oder: Wo waren Chephrens Tochter bestattet?." In Antje Spiekermann, ed. Zur Zierde gereicht. . . Festschrift Bettina Schmitz zum 60. Geburtstag am 24. Juli 2008, HIldesheimer Ägyptologische Beiträge 50. Hildesheim: Verlag Gebrüder Gerstenberg, 2008, p. 131.

    Jánosi, Peter. "The Tombs of Officials. Houses of Eternity." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 38, notes 54, 56.

    Jánosi, Peter. "Gab es Kronprinzen in der 4. Dynastie?" Göttinger Miszellen 158 (1997), p. 26, note 66.

    Jánosi, Peter. "Die Grabanlagen der Konigin Hetepheres II." Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 123 (1996), pp. 46, 48, 51-52, 54-55, 59-60, 62, figs. 1, 3, 4, 6.

    Jánosi, Peter. "The Queens of the Old Kingdom and their Tombs." Bulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology 3 (1992), p. 52.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 3. Die Mastabas der vorgeschrittenen V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1938, pp. 46-47 [41].

    Junker, Hermann. "Mutter und Sohn auf einem relief des frühen Alten Reiches." Anzeiger der phil.-hist. Klasse der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Jahrgang 1953, Nr. 14, p. 172.

    Kendall, Timothy. "An Unusual Rock-Cut Tomb at Giza." In William Kelly Simpson and Whitney M. David, eds. Studies in Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Sudan: Essays in Honor of Dows Dunham on the Occasion of his 90th Birthday, June 1, 1980. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1981, p. 105, n. 1.

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    Lesko, Barbara S. "Queen Khamerernebty II and Her Sculpture." In Leonard H. Lesko, ed. Ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean Studies in Memory of William A. Ward, Providence: Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, Brown University, 1998, pp. 157, 159.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Excavating the Old Kingdom. The Giza Necropolis and Other Mastaba Fields." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 147-148, fig. 89.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Presenting the Scroll: Papyrus Documents in Tombs Scenes of the Old Kingdom." In Peter Der Manuelian, ed. Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson 2. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1996, p. 587, fig. 11, (mislabeled G 7340-7350 on pp. 582-583).

    Mysliwiec, Karol. "The Scheme 2 x 4 in the Decoration of Old Kingdom Tombs." In Zahi Hawass and Janet Richards, eds. The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt. Essays in Honor of David B. O'Connor, Vol. II. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, Cahier no. 36. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2007, p. 203, note 14.

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    Reisner, George A. "The Tomb of Meresankh, a Great-Granddaughter of Queen Hetep-Heres and Sneferuw." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 25, No. 151 (October 1927), pp. 63-79, figs. 1-19.

    Reisner, George A. "The Servants of the Ka." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 32, No. 189 (February 1934), pp. 10-11.

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Photos 599

3D Models 1

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People 17

Ancient People

  • Duaenre (G 5110)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 5110. Appears in chapel relief (west, south, east, and north walls [only lower legs and feet preserved in situ on west, east, and north walls], and chapel entrance north and south door jambs), and displaced fragment of lintel (MFA 34.1465), identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f jrj(-pat) HAtj-a tAjtj sS mDAt-nTr r nxn r p nb] king's son of his body, hereditary (prince), count, vizier, scribe of the divine book, mouth of Nekhen, mouth of every Butite; in situ in G 5110. Uninscribed sarcohpagus of Duaenre (Turin S.1838, Turin S.1839); Schiaparelli excavations. Possibly same individual as Duare (in G 3098b) and/or Duaenre (in G 8172).
  • Hetepheres II (G 7110-7120)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Original owner of G 7110, along with Kawab (owner of G 7120). Appears with her daughter Meresankh III in G 7530-7540 (east and west walls, main room), and in pair statue MFA 30.1456 (= 27-4-963 + 27-4-964 + 27-4-965). Later married to a king, possibly Djedefre (Radjedef) according to Reisner, but Khafre is also a possibility. Her association with G 7350, and its sarcophagus is uncertain. Also mentioned in tomb of her steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).
  • Inkaf (in G 7530-7540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears working on statue (third register, east wall of main room), identified as [qstj] sculptor; in situ in G 7530-7540.
  • Ka[...] (in G 7530-7540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on fragment from largely destroyed interior chapel of tomb of Meresankh III, identified as [jmj-r pr Hm-kA] steward, ka-priest.
  • Katjesu (in G 7530-7540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south wall of main room, second register from top, fourth figure from right, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest, and on east wall of main room, second register from top, first figure on left carrying birds; in situ.
  • Kawab (G 7110-7120)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 7120, along with Hetepheres [II] (original owner of G 7110). Son of Khufu and Meretites [I]. Appears in chapel relief in tomb of his daughter Meresankh III (owner of G 7530-7540), main room (east wall), identified as [jrj-pat sA nswt smsw n Xt=f Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp xrp jAwt nTrt aA dwAw] hereditary prince, king's eldest son of his body, chief lector-priest, director of divine offices, assistant of (the god) Duau; in situ in G 7530-7540). Also mentioned in tomb of his steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).
  • Khemetnu (G 5210)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 5210. Architectural element (frieze-text, including back side of one block also inscribed for Khemetnu) and upper lintels of north and south niches (south niche also includes tablet and cross-bar = lower lintel) inscribed for Khemetnu, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw jmj-r pr n jrj-pat sa nswt kAwab jmj-r pr n wrt Hzt sAt nswt mrsanx jmj-r pr n (sAt?)- nswt ... HtpHrs] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, steward of the hereditary prince, king's son Kawab, steward of "Great-of-Praise", king's daughter Meresankh, steward of the king's daughter ... Hetepheres; in situ in G 5210. Also appears chapel relief in tomb of Meresankh III (owner of G 7530-7540: G 7530), chapel entrance south door jamb, and room a (= main room), west wall (panel of relief south of false door) with same titles.
  • Khemetnu-nedjes (in G 7530-7540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on pillar in east wall of west room, tomb of Meresankh III, identified as [jmj-r pr jmj-r Hmw-kA sS] steward, overseer of ka-priests, scribe; in situ. Probable son of Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).
  • Khenterka (in G 7530-7540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Meresankh III. Appears as small boy holding lotus and bird before his mother on east wall of main room, tomb of Mesresankh; in situ.
  • Meresankh III (G 7530-7540)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 7530-7540.Granddaughter of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid, and wife of either Khafre or Menkaure. Her unique underground chapel (labeled G 7530-7540) preserves beautifully carved and painted scenes of the queen and her royal family, as well as servants, artisans, and funerary priests. The scenes also depict the sort of rich burial goods that would have been placed in Meresankh’s tomb: statues and fine furniture; boxes containing food, clothing, and jewelry; even a representation of the black granite sarcophagus that was actually found in situ in her burial chamber. Chapel entrance architrave, jambs, reveals and drum inscribed for Meresankh, idenitifed as [mAAt Hr stX wrt Hts nbwj xt Hr wrt Hst DHwtj smrt Hr mrt=f sAt nswt n Xt=f Hmt nswt mrt] seer of Horus and Seth, great one of the hetes-scepter of the Two Lords, khet-priestess of Horus, great of praises of Thoth, companion of Horus, his beloved, king's daughter of his body, beloved king's wife; in situ in G 7530-7540. Appears in chapel relief of main room: seated holding lotus (south wall); standing with her mother (east wall), idenitifed as [wrt Hts] great one of the hetes-scepter; on pillars (north wall), idenitifed as [tjst Hr] intimate(?) of Horus; seated at offering table, standing north of false door and on central pillar, and with her mother and son (west wall), idenitifed as [Hm-nTr DHwtj wrt Hts nbtj Hm-nTr bApf Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt jwnt smAwt mrjj nbtj] priestess of Thoth, great one of the hetes-scepter of the Two Ladies, priestess of Bapef, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-Dendera, consort of him who is beloved of the Two Ladies; in situ in G 7530-7540. Also appears on all walls of offering (west) room; in situ in G 7530-7540. Architrave on north wall of north room inscribed for Meresankh; uninscribed statues may also represent Meresankh (along with other female family members); in situ in G 7530-7540. Black granite sarcophagus (Cairo JE 54935) inscribed for Meresankh, idenitifed as [xrp sSmtjw SnDt] director of butchers of the 'Acacia House'; in situ in burial chamber of G 7530-7540. Incomplete limestone statue of Meresankh (MFA 30.1457) and pair statue of Meresankh and Hetepheres II (MFA 30.1456); found displaced in debris of main room. Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Nebemakhet (owner of G 8172 = Lepsius 86). Appears in relief of inner chapel (above doorway in eastern wall), identified as [mAAt Hr stX wrt Hts wrt Hst Hmt nswt] seer of Horus and Seth, great one of the hetes-scepter, great of praises, king's wife; in situ in G 8172. Also mentioned in the tomb of her steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).
  • Nebemakhet (G 8172 and Lepsius 12)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 8172 (Lepsius 86) and Lepsius 12. Son of Khafre and Meresankh III. Fragmentary entrance lintel and drum inscribed for Nebemakhet, identified as [sS mDAt(-nTr) smsw snwt n jt=f tAjtj sAb TAtj jrj-pat sA nswt n Xt=f Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp xt wr xt (?)] scribe of the (divine) book, elder of the snwt-house of his father, chief justice and vizier, hereditary prince, king's son of his body, chief lector-priest, khet-priest of the Great One, khet-priest of (?); found fallen in debris in front of entrance of G 8172. Originally appeared in chapel relief seated with his sister (neither figure preserved) on southern wall of outer chapel, identified as [sS mDAt-nTr n jt=f smr watj n jt=f] scribe of the divine book of his father, sole companion of his father; in situ in G 8172. Appears with his mother and sister above doorway in eastern wall of inner chapel, identified as [smr watj] sole companion, and with his wife on same wall, identified as [Hrj-sStA n jt=f] secretary of his father; in situ in G 8172. Originally appeared with his wife (figures not preserved) on southern wall of inner chapel; in situ in G 8172. Nebemakhet's name and titles also appear on fragments of relief originally from northern wall of inner chapel; found in debris of chapel of G 8172. Also entrance architrave, drum and jambs (very poorly preserved) originally inscribed for Nebemakhet (name partially preserved on northern door jamb), identified as [jrj-pat sA nswt n Xt=f smr watj] hereditary prince, king's son of his body, sole companion; in situ in Lepsius 12. Also attested (main room, west wall) in tomb of his mother Meresankh III (G 7530-7540), and on back pillar (MFA 30.1457a) of fragmentary limestone statue of her; found in debris of forecourt of G 7530-7540.
  • Niuserreankh (in G 7530-7540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears as small boy standing in front of Meresankh III on western pillar of north wall in main room, identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f] king's son of his body; in situ in G 7530-7540. Both figure and inscription are painted rather than carved, and his name (compounded with that of a later Fifth Dynasty king) seems to indicate that he is a subsequent addition to the tomb (perhaps a grandson or great-grandson of Meresankh III?) Alternately, he may be the same individual as Niuserre, owner of G 8140 and brother of Nebemakhet (owner of G 8130); hence a son of Meresankh III, whose name was later altered in G 7530-7540.
  • Nykauptah (in G 7530-7540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears holding a cloth(?) on fragment from largely destroyed interior chapel of tomb of Meresankh III, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest.
  • Ptahshepses (in G 7530-7540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on fragment from largely destroyed interior chapel of tomb of Meresankh III, identified as [sHD Hmw-kA] inspector of ka-priests.
  • Rehay (in G 7530-7540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south wall of main room working on statue, identified as [sS qdwt] draftsman; possibly also on east wall of main room, third register from top, painting standing staue on left, mostly illegible inscription may read [qdwt raHAjj] "the painter Rehay"; in situ.
  • Rery (in G 7530-7540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on south wall of west room, middle register, first figure holding birds, and on south wall of main room, second register from top, first figure on right, both times identified as [xrp sH Hm-kA] director of the dining hall, ka-priest; in situ.

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.