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  • Tomb Owner
    Ptahhetep (Ptahhetep)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    serdab 1; serdab 2; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is against south wall of Lepsius 53.

Maps & Plans 1

Published Documents 5

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. Gîza 11. Der Friedhof südlich der Cheopspyramide: Ostteil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 74, Abhandlung 2. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1953, pp. 92-94, 98-100, 124-125, 137, 263-268, figs. 49, 59, pl. 12 [d], plan after p. 298.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G352.

    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. 228, plan 19.

People 2

Ancient People

  • Ptahhetep (Ptahhetep)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Ptahhetep (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). False door (upper half not preserved) inscribed for Ptahhetep, identified as [jrj-pat smr watj] hereditary prince, sole companion; also appears in chapel relief (name not preserved, chapel mostly destroyed); in situ in mastaba of Ptahhetep (abutting south face of Seshemnefer [IV] complex). Probably same individual as Ptahhetep, son ([sA=f] his son) of Seshemnefer [IV] (owner of Lepsius 53). Appears in chapel relief, interior chapel entrance (north door jamb [reveal]), identified as [swnw pr-aA sHD Hmw-kA] physician of the Great House, inspector of ka-priests, and possibly also exterior chapel entrance = columned portico, north wall (only lower legs and end of name [...]hetep preserved); in situ in Lepsius 53.

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.