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  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Junker No
    M. VIII
  • Reisner No
    G VII S
  • Reisner No., alternate spelling
    G I S No.7
  • PorterMoss Date
    Menkaure
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    Shaft North; Shaft South; 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 VII and west of Mastaba IX. 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Unpublished Documents 8

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, p. 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. 83-90, figs. 5, 14, 36, pls. 4, 5, 12, plan 2 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. 220, plan 19.

Photos 12

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.