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  • Tomb Owner
    Minu (Minu)
  • Attested
    Denekhseked (east of Minu)
    Ibedsat Hathor (east of Minu)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Reisner No
    G 4851
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 2102; S 2103; S 2104; S 2105; S 2106; S 2107, serdab; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is against south side of G 4860 east of Kheptjet. It includes 6 shafts, 1 serdab and a chapel. Reisner's G 4851 included Junker's Minu and Kheptjet. Labeled near bottom center on plan EG019920 as MJNW. Drawn but not labeled on plan EG002029.

Finds 2

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. Gîza 6. Die Mastabas des Nfr (Nefer), Kdfjj (Kedfi), Kahjf (Kahjef) und die westlich anschließenden Grabanlagen. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 1. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1943, pp. 232-237, figs. 95-98, pl. 28 [c], plan after p. 273.

    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. 140, plans 11, 15.

    Reisner, George. Unpublished manuscript, GN3_L13_4000_p054.

People 4

Ancient People

  • Denekhseked (east of Minu)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Lintel (Leipzig 3132) inscribed for Denekhseked and his wife Ibedsat Hathor; Denekhseked identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr Hr mDdw] royal wab-priest, priest of the Horus Medjedu (Khufu); found east of Minu (aka G 4851).
  • Ibedsat Hathor (east of Minu)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Lintel (Leipzig 3132) inscribed for Denekhseked and his wife Ibedsat Hathor; found east of Minu (aka G 4851).
  • Minu (Minu)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Minu (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Chapel entrance lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8518) and panels of inscription on either side of north false door inscribed for Minu, identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw Hm-nTr Hr mDdw Hm-nTr bjkwj-nbw Hm-nTr mDdrnbtj xntj-S pr-aA Hrj-sStA sbA nswt] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, priest of the Horus Medjedu (Khufu), priest of the Two Horuses of Gold (Khufu), priest of Medjedernebty (Khufu), palace attendant of the Great House, secretary, royal instructor; found in mastaba of Minu (north false door inscription panels in situ).

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.