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  • Tomb Owner
    Sankhenptah (G 5520)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Alternate Reisner No
    G 2342
  • Lepsius No
    LG 28
    Lepsius 28
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Harpur Date
    Unis - Dynasty 6?
  • Strudwick Date
    Late Dynasty 5 - early Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 5520 A; G 5520 B; G 5520 C; G 5520 D; G 5520 T; G 5520 U; G 5520 V; G 5520 W; G 5520 Serdab 1; G 5520 Serdab 2; G 5520 Chapel a; G 5520 Chapel b; G 5520 Chapel c; G 5520 Chapel d
  • Remarks
    Renamed. Originally G 2342 A, B, C, D, T, U, V, W, 2 Serdabs, Chapel a, Chapel b, Chapel c, Chapel d.

Finds 36

Excavation Diary Pages 27

Maps & Plans 11

Drawings 5

Published Documents 7

Unpublished Documents 53

Full Bibliography

  • Hawass, Zahi. "A Burial with an Unusual Plaster Mask in the Western Cemetery of Khufu's Pyramid." In Renée Friedman and Barbara Adams, eds. The Followers of Horus. Studies dedicated to Michael Allen Hoffman 1944-1990. Egyptian Studies Association Publication No. 2. Oxbow Monograph 20. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1992, pp. 328-330, figs. 2, 3.

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler Text 1, pp. 58-59

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler 1, fig. 23.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G224-G225.

    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. 164, plan 16.

    Reisner, George A. "The Dog Which was Honored by the King of Upper and Lower Egypt." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 34, No. 206 (December 1936), p. 98.

    Reisner, George A. "Ancient King Gives Dog A Royal Burial." The American Kennel Gazette 55, No. 5 (May 1, 1938), pp. 180-181.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 264-265, fig. 163.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box K 10, pp. 56 m-q.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Sankhenptah (G 5520)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5520. Limestone lintel (33-2-194), fragments of limestone architrave (35-11-15a-f), blocks of relief (33-3-10a, d) inscribed for Sankhenptah, identified as [sAb aD-mr nj-nst-xntt jmj-r sSw wr mDw Sma rx nswt Hrj-sStA jmj-r DADAt jmj-r kAt sHD sSw] judge and administrator, preeminent of place, overseer of scribes, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance, secretary, overseer of the council, overseer of works, inspector of scribes; found in G 5520 and displaced in pits associated with surrounding mastabas.

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1810–1884
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.