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  • Tomb Owner
    Shepseskafankh (G 6040)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Iymery (G 6020)
    Neferbauptah (in G 6010)
  • Lepsius No
    Lepsius 18
    LG 18
  • Baer Date
    Dynasty 5
  • PorterMoss Date
  • Baer Date
  • Baud Date
    Userkaf - Neferirkare
  • Harpur Date
  • Reisner Date
    Neferirkare - Niuserre
  • idem Date
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 6040 A; G 6040 B; G 6040 C; G 6040 D; G 6040 E; G 6040 Serdab 1; G 6040 Serdab 2; G 6040 Serdab 3; G 6040 Chapel a
  • Remarks
    There is confusion as to the location of shaft G 6040 C. The English (Vol.14.p.028) and Arabic (book 6, p. 410) excavation diaries have plans showing it in the NW corner of the mastaba, W of shaft G 6040 A and N of shaft G 6040 D; this matches Weeks' (Giza 5, p. 87) description. However, all other plans, including those published by Weeks, show shaft G 6040 C as the SE-most shaft, S of shaft G 6040 B and E of shaft G 6040 E; this corresponds with the description on unpublished manuscript page GN3_L14_p048. The correct location of this shaft has yet to be determined.

Finds 83

Excavation Diary Pages 61

Maps & Plans 45

Drawings 39

Published Documents 11

Unpublished Documents 94

Full Bibliography

  • Baud, Michel. "The Tombs of Khamerernebty I and II at Giza." Göttinger Miszellen 164 (1998), p. 12.

    Brovarski, Edward. "The Doors of Heaven." Orientalia 46 (1977), p. 113.

    Callender, Vivienne G. "A Contribution to the Burial of Women in the Old Kingdom." In Filip Coppens, ed. Abusir and Saqqara in the year 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium (Prague, September 25th-27th, 2001). Archiv Orientální 70, No. 3 (August 2002). Prague: Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, p. 304-305.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G233-G234.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Hemiunu, Pehenptah, and German/American Collaboration at the Giza Necropolis (Giza Archives Project Gleanings: II)." In Antje Spiekermann, ed. Zur Zierde gereicht. . . Festschrift Bettina Schmitz zum 60. Geburtstag am 24. Juli 2008, HIldesheimer Ägyptologische Beiträge 50. Hildesheim: Verlag Gebrüder Gerstenberg, 2008, p. 30.

    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. 175, plans 13, 27.

    Reisner, George A., and Clarence S. Fisher. "Preliminary Report on the Work of the Harvard-Boston Expedition in 1911-13." Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte 13 (1914), pp. 227-252.

    Reisner, George A. "The Position of Early Grave Stelae." In Studies Presented to F.Ll. Griffith Egypt. London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1932, pp. 328-30, pl. 51a-b.

    Reisner, George A. "A Family of Royal Estate Stewards of Dynasty V." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 37, No. 220 (April 1939), pp. 29-34, figs. 1-3.

    Reisner, George A. "A Family of Royal Estate Stewards of Dynasty V." Reprinted in Kent R. Weeks. Mastabas of Cemetery G 6000. Giza Mastabas 5. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1995, pp. 4-6.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 217, 289.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L14.

    Roth, Ann Macy. "Little Women: Gender and Hierarchic Proportion in Old Kingdom Mastaba Chapels." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, pp. 286-287, table 2.

    Shaheen, Alaa el-din M. "'Water Carrier' or the Like in the Ancient Egyptian Sources and Its Resemblance to Dilmun Glyptic Art." In Zahi Hawass and Janet Richards, eds. The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt. Essays in Honor of David B. O'Connor, Vol. II. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, Cahier no. 36. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2007, pp. 373, 377, fig. 4.

    Weeks, Kent R. Mastabas of Cemetery G 6000. Giza Mastabas 5. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1994, pp. 61-2, 85-9, figs. 107-12, pls. 3, 8, 53- 6.

People 5

Ancient People

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.