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  • Tomb Owner
    Minkhaf (G 7430-7440)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Henutsen (G I-c)
    Khufu
    Pasheriptah (in G 7430-7440)
  • Lepsius No
    L.61
    Lepsius 61
    LG 61
  • Correct Double Mastaba No
    G 7430
    G 7440
  • PorterMoss Date
    Khufu to Khafre
  • Baer Date
    Dynasty 4
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 7430 A; G 7430 B; G 7430 C; G 7430 X; G 7430 Z; G 7440 Chapel a; G 7440 B; G 7440 X; G 7440 Chapel b; G 7440 Chapel c
  • Remarks
    Shaft G 7430 B was made for wife of Minkhaf. Shafts G 7440 W & Y are included in G 7441 and shaft G 7440 Z is included in G 7442.

Finds 337

Excavation Diary Pages 116

Maps & Plans 50

Drawings 20

Published Documents 11

Unpublished Documents 134

Full Bibliography

  • Bárta, Miroslav. "Serdab and Statue Placement in the Private Tombs down to the Fourth Dynasty." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 54 (1998), p. 66.

    Brovarski, Edward. "An Inventory List from 'Covington's Tomb' and Nomenclature for Furniture in the Old Kingdom." In Peter Der Manuelian, ed. Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson 1. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1996, p. 123.

    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. 722, note 3, 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. 298, 304, note 14, fig. 1.

    Jánosi, Peter. "Bemerkungen zur Entstehung, Lage und Datierung der Nekropolenfelder von Giza unter Cheops." Sokar 4 (1. Halbjahr 2002), pp. 7-9, unnumbered figures.

    Jánosi, Peter. "Aspects of Mastaba Development: The Position of Shafts and the Identification of Tomb Owners." 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, pp. 342, 347-348, figs. 3-4.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 1. Die Mastabas der IV. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 69. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1929, pp. 115, 118, 121, 206.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 2. Die Mastabas der beginnenden V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1934, pp. 8-9, 11.

    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. 195.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Coffin of Prince Min-Khaf."Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 19 (1933), p. 150.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Old Kingdom Linen List." Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 71 (1935), pp. 134, 136, 141.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "Inscriptional Evidence for the History of the Fourth Dynasty." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 11 (1952), pp. 116, 126, fig. 4.

Photos 151

People 6

Ancient People

  • Henutsen (G I-c)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Khufu.
  • 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.
  • Minkhaf (G 7430-7440)

    • Type Tomb Owner
  • Pasheriptah (in G 7430-7440)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Set of ca. 14+ inscribed and uninscribed ushabtis (including 25-2-178, 25-2-180, 25-2-182, 25-2-242), with at least 2 inscribed for Pasheriptah (uninscribed ushabtis from this set attributed to Pasheriptah); found in G 7430 C.

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.