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  • Tomb Owner
    Khufudjedef (Mastaba IV)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Reisner No
    G III S
  • Junker No
    M. IV
  • Reisner No., alternate spelling
    G I S No.3
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 4: Menkaure
  • Baer Date
    Menkaure or later
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 68; S102; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is one of nine major tombs (as well as two "potential" ones) built in a line along south side of Khufu Pyramid, east of Mastaba III, west of Lepsius 52 (aka Mastaba V) and north of Iymery [I]. S 102 is a later burial shaft, dug in the northeastern corner of the eastern addition to the mastaba. 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 3

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 5

Unpublished Documents 16

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 729, 734-735, figs. 2, 3.

    Flentye, Laurel. "The Development of the Eastern and GIS Cemeteries at Giza during the Fourth Dynasty." 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, p. 143, pl. 7 (11).

    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. 42-65, figs. 3, 5, 14, 20-31, pls. 3, 4, 11, 12, 17, 24, plan 1 of 2 after p. 211.

    Kayser, Hans. Die Mastaba des Uhemka: Ein Grab in der Wüste. Hannover: Fackeltrager-Verlag Schmidt-Kunster GmbH., 1964, p. 12, pl. 7.

    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. 219, plan 19.

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khufudjedef (Mastaba IV)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Mastaba IV. Appears in chapel relief (south wall, and name partially preserved on fragment from elsewhere in chapel), identified as [Hrj-wDbw nswt] master of royal reversion-offerings; south wall in situ in Mastaba IV interior chapel. Red granite sarcophagus (Cairo JE 53149) inscribed for Khufudjedef, identified as [sA nswt] king's son; found in situ in Mastaba IV shaft S 68 burial chamber.

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.