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Small mud-brick mastaba located southeast of the mastaba of Semerka near the western edge of the Abu Bakr Cemetery.


  • Tomb Owner
    Meshaef (Meshaef)
  • Excavator
    Abdel Moneim Youssef Abu Bakr, 1907–1976
    Edward Brovarski
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
    Mud-brick mastaba
  • Remarks
    Abu-Bakr Excavation (1953). The mastaba of Semerka overlaps the northwest corner of Meshaef’s mastaba, indicating that Meshaef was likely built against the former.

Finds 1

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski 2018

    Leclant, in Orientalia, N.S. 23 (1954), p. 72 [2, a].

    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. 47, plan 7.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Meshaef (Meshaef)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of small mud-brick mastaba located near the western edge of the Abu Bakr Cemetery. Architrave and drum of false door inscribed for Meshaef, identified as [xtmtj-nTr sHD pr-aA jmj-r sAw Sma] god's sealer, inspector of the Great House, overseer of the phyles of Upper Egypt; in situ in mastaba of Meshaef.

Modern People

  • Abdel Moneim Youssef Abu Bakr

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates 1907–1976
    • Remarks Egyptian Egyptologist.
  • Edward Brovarski

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Egyptologist and co-director of the Cairo University-Brown University Excavations (CBE) in the Abu Bakr Cemetery.