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  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Reisner No
    G I S
  • Junker No
    M. I
  • Reisner No., alternate spelling
    G I S No.1
  • PorterMoss Date
    Menkaure
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 1; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is first of nine major tombs (as well as two "potential" ones) built in line along south side of Khufu Pyramid, just off southwest corner of Khufu Pyramid and west of Itjef. Temporarily labeled Mastaba 1 instead of Mastaba I. Junker assigned numbers I to XI for this row of mastabas. Mastaba II was not assigned as the space where II would have been was filled with collection of smaller mastabas. Reisner assigned numbers I to X sequentially to the nine major mastabas that were actually built (and Lepsius 52 = Junker's Mastaba V = Reisner's G IV S).

Finds 1

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 3

Unpublished Documents 7

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 343, 349, fig. 5.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 10. Der Friedhof südlich der Cheopspyramide: Westteil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 74, Abhandlung 1. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1951, pp. 12-18, figs. 4, 5, 7, 14, pls. 2, 10, plan 1 of 2 after p. 211.

    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. 216, plan 19.

Photos 13

People 1

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.