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  • Tomb Owner
    Meruka (Meruka)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Montague Ballard, British
  • Attested
    Ihiemsaf (in Meruka)
    Kakherptah (in Meruka)
    Nedjetempet (in Meruka)
    Nikare (in Meruka)
    Ptahshepses (in Meruka)
  • Other No
    Meruka (2)
  • Baer Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Harpur Date
    Teti
  • Kanawati Date
    Early Djedkare
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 2233; S 2234; S 2235; S 2237; S 2239; S 2246; serdab; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is just off southern side of G 2000, west of Nikaukhnum. Lintel of entrance doorway, with offering-text of deceased and father, in Hildesheim Mus. 3049. Lintel with deceased with wife, probably from north false-door, from Ballard excavation in 1902, formerly Dattari Colln., now in Cleveland Mus. of Art, 20.1994. Panel of south false-door, deceased at table, from Ballard excavation, formerly Dattari Colln., now in New Haven (conn.), Yale Univ. Art Gallery, 1937.214.

Finds 1

Maps & Plans 1

Published Documents 6

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 46 notes 22, 24, 26.

    Fischer MIO 7, (1960), 310-2, pl. 2.

    García, Juan Carlos Moreno. "A New Old Kingdom Inscription from Giza (CGC 57163), and the Problem of sn-Dt in Pharaonic Third Millennium Society." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 93 (2007), p. 122.

    Junker, in Anzeiger, Wien, 63 (1926), pp. 95 [1], 98.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 9. Das Mittelfeld des Westfriedhofs. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 73, Abhandlung 2. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1950, pp. 70-83, figs. 23, 28, 30-3, pls. 11(c), 12(a, c), plan 1 after pl. 20.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G355.

    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. 118-119, plan 11.

    Spiekermann, Antje. "Steindorff und Mastaba G 2005." 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, p. 244.

Photos 23

People 8

Ancient People

  • Ihiemsaf (in Meruka)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Meruka (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (bottom register, second figure from left, carrying foreleg); in situ in mastaba of Meruka.
  • Kakherptah (in Meruka)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father of Meruka (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Named on entrance lintel (Hildesheim 3049), identified as [smsw ht] elder of the hall; found in mastaba of Meruka.
  • Meruka (Meruka)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker. Architectural elements, including architrave and pillars of pillared portico, and chapel entrance lintel (Hildesheim 3049) inscribed for Meruka, identified as [rx nswt smsw ht wab nswt xwfw Hm-nTr] royal acquaintance, elder of the hall, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu; architrave and pillars in situ and entrance lintel found in mastaba of Meruka. Also appears on north false door (?) lintel (formerly in Dattari Collection, now Cleveland 20.1994), and south false door tablet (formerly in Dattari Collection, now Yale 1937.214); found in mastaba of Meruka (excavated in 1902 by Ballard).
  • Nedjetempet (in Meruka)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Meruka (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on lintel (formerly in Dattari Collection, now Cleveland 20.1994), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in mastaba of Meruka, probably originally from north false door (excavated in 1902 by Ballard).
  • Nikare (in Meruka)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in mastaba of Meruka, west wall (bottom register, fourth figure from left, carrying foreleg), identified as [sn=f Dt] his brother of the funerary estate; in situ in mastaba of Meruka.
  • Ptahshepses (in Meruka)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Meruka (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (bottom register, third figure from left, carrying foreleg); in situ in mastaba of Meruka.

Modern People

  • 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.
  • Montague Ballard

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Member of British Parliament; conducted excavations at Giza (1901-1902) with Maspero's reluctant permission