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  • Tomb Owner
    Hamka (G 5540)
  • Attested
    Meretites (in G 5540)
    Merptah (in G 5540)
    Nebuankh (in G 5540)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Alternate Reisner No
    G 2358
    G 2341
    G 5543
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 5540 A, G 5540 B, G 5540 X, G 5540 Y, G 5540 Z
  • Remarks
    Renamed. Originally G 2341 A and B became G 5540 Y and Z. G 2358 A, C, D became G 5540 A, X , B. It appears that shaft shown in SE corner of G 5540 on map 498 is mislabeled as X and should read Z. Reisner also referenced G 5540 Y as G 5543 in unpublished manuscript noted in bibliography p. 56-w, and mistakenly confused G 5540 with Lepsius 30 (pp. 56-j2 and 56-s).

Finds 24

Excavation Diary Pages 7

  • Vol.26.p.1208

    • Diary page dates 01/22/1933; 01/24/1933
  • Vol.26.p.1217d

    • Diary page dates 03/12/1933
  • Vol.26.p.1237

    • Diary page dates 03/06/1933; 03/07/1933; 03/08/1933
  • Vol.26.p.1238

    • Diary page dates 03/09/1933; 03/10/1933
  • Vol.26.p.1240

    • Diary page dates 03/14/1933; 03/15/1933; 03/16/1933; 03/17/1933
  • Vol.26.p.1241

    • Diary page dates 03/18/1933; 03/19/2003; 03/20/1933; 03/21/1933
  • Vol.27.p.120

    • Diary page dates 09/08/1935; 09/09/1935; 09/10/1935; 09/11/1935; 09/12/1935

Maps & Plans 8

Drawings 2

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 31

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. Gîza 7. Der Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs, Erster Teil. Bericht über die von der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien auf gemeinsame Kosten mit Dr. Wilhelm Pelizaeus unternommenen Grabungen auf dem Friedhof des Alten Reiches bei den Pyramiden von Giza. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 3. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1943, pp. 253-254, fig. 108.

    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. 178.

    Simpson, William Kelly. "Topographical Notes on Giza Mastabas." In Manfred Görg and Edgar Pusch, eds. Festschrift Elmar Edel 12. März 1979. Ägypten und Altes Testament 1. Bamberg, 1979, pp. 490-491.

    Unpublished Reisner manuscript. Box K 10. Cemetery en Eschelon, pp. 56 j2, 56 s and 56 v-x.

Photos 29

People 6

Ancient People

  • Hamka (G 5540)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5540. False door inscribed for Hamka; also depicted on chapel pillar (name preserved on E face); in situ in G 5540. Fragments of limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8532) inscribed for Hamka and his wife Nebuankh; Hamka identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA (Hm-nTr) Hr mDdw Hm-nTr xwfw Hm-nTr bjkwy-nbw Hrj-pr pr-aA Hrj-sStA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House, priest of the Horus Medjedu (Khufu), priest of Khufu, priest of the Two Horuses of Gold (Khufu), major-domo of the Great House, secretary; findspot unknown, originally from G 5540.
  • Meretites (in G 5540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Merptah. Appears seated with her husband on limestone lintel (33-3-21), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquintance; found reused as roofing in G 5540 Y.
  • Merptah (in G 5540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone lintel (33-3-21) inscribed for Merptah, identified as [sHD Hmw-kA] inspector of ka-priests; found reused as roofing in G 5540 Y.
  • Nebuankh (in G 5540)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Hamka (owner of G 5540). Limestone lintel (33-3-22) inscribed for Nebuankh, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor; found reused as roofing in G 5540 Y. Fragments of limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8532) inscribed for Hamka and his wife Nebuankh; Nebuankh identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; findspot unknown, originally from G 5540.

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.
  • 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.