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  • Tomb Owner
    Akhethetep (G 7650)
    Meretites (G 7650)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Khufu
    Meretites I
    Neferhetep (in G 7650)
    Teti (in G 7650)
  • Baer Date
    Khafre
  • PorterMoss Date
    Khufu to Khafre
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 7650 A; G 7650 B; G 7650 C; G 7650 V; G 7650 W; G 7650 X; G 7650 Y; G 7650 Z
  • Remarks
    Shaft G 7650 V is not labeled but is probably located ENE of shaft G 7650 W. See plan EG000575: between G 7650 and G 7750 is an unlabeled shaft immediately ENE of G 7650 W (in the middle of the east face of G 7650); this is presumably G 7650 V.

Finds 254

Excavation Diary Pages 53

Maps & Plans 25

Drawings 61

Published Documents 11

Unpublished Documents 152

Full Bibliography

  • 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, 726-727, 730, 732-733, note 34, 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. 291-292, 294-298, 301-303, figs. 1, 3, 6, 7.

    Flentye, Laurel. "The Mastaba of Meresankh III (G 7530/7540) in the Eastern Cemetery at Giza: An Archaeological and Art Historical Analysis." Bulletin of the Egyptian Museum 3 (2006), pp. 74, 77, fig. 1.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A Case of Prefabrication at Giza? The False Door of Inti." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 35 (1998), pp. 117, 119, note 13.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis. Publications of the Pennsylvania-Yale Expedition to Egypt 7. New Haven & Philadelphia: Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University & University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2003, pp. 136, 148, fig. 218.

    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. 200-201.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Coffin of Prince Min-Khaf."Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 19 (1933), pp. 154-156, fig. 3.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Old Kingdom Linen List." Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 71 (1935), pp. 135, 143, 146, 147.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Origin of Some Unidentified Old Kingdom Reliefs." American Journal of Archaeology 46 (1942), p. 525.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "Inscriptional Evidence for the History of the Fourth Dynasty." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 11 (1952), pp. 119, 127-128, fig. 7.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 38.

    Verner, Miroslav. "Contemporaneous Evidence for the Relative Chronology of Dyns. 4 and 5." In Erik Hornung, Rolf Krauss & David A. Warburton, eds. Ancient Egyptian Chronology, Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2006, pp. 133, 134.

Photos 235

People 7

Ancient People

  • Akhethetep (G 7650)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner (with wife Meretites) of G 7650. Identified as [Hm-nTr xwfw smr watj Hm (bAw) nxn xrp aH aD-mr wHaw (Apdw) ] priest of Khufu, sole companion, priest of the bas of Nekhen, director of the palace, administrator of fishers(/fowlers).
  • Khufu

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.
  • Meretites (G 7650)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner (with husband Akhethetep) of G 7650. Identified as [sAt nswt n Xt=f Hm-nTr xwfw Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr Nt] king's daughter of his body, priestess of Khufu, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith. Parents are probably Khufu and Meretites [I].
  • Meretites I

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Khufu and mother of Kawab (G 7120), Meresankh [II] (G 7410) and Meretites (G 7650). Appeared with her son on west wall of G 7120 chapel room b (tomb of Kawab), three fragments (24-12-1000, 24-12-1002 and possibly 24-12-1122) may belong to this scene; fragments found displaced in G 7120 chapel rooms c and d and space in between.
  • Neferhetep (in G 7650)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on west wall, north of north false door of chapel of Akhethetep and Meretites, G 7650; see HU-MFA Expedition Photos A5159_NS, A5160_NS
  • Teti (in G 7650)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on east wall of chapel of Akhethetep and Meretites, G 7650

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.