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  • Tomb Owner
    Sekhemka (Mastaba IX)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Ini (in Mastaba IX)
    Kaemnefret (in Mastaba IX)
  • Reisner No., alternate spelling
    G I S No.8
  • Reisner No
    G VIII S
  • Junker No
    M. IX
  • PorterMoss Date
    End of Dynasty 5 or later
  • Baer Date
    End of Dynasty 5 or later
  • Harpur Date
    Unis - Teti ?
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    Shaft North; Shaft South; serdab 1; serdab 2; serdab 3; chapel north; chapel south
  • 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 VIII, west of Mastaba X and north of Sehetepu Tepu. 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 4

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 8

Unpublished Documents 7

Full Bibliography

  • Jánosi, Peter. "'...an intact burial-chamber belonging to a great lady of the Royal Family of the Fourth Dynasty' oder: Wo waren Chephrens Tochter bestattet?." 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. 134, note 37.

    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 3. Die Mastabas der vorgeschrittenen V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1938, p. 54.

    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, figs. 5, 11, plan 2 of 2 after p. 211.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 11. Der Friedhof südlich der Cheopspyramide: Ostteil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 74, Abhandlung 2. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1953, pp. 1-48, figs. 1-30, pls. 2-5, plan after p. 298.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G272.

    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, pp. 221-222, plans 11, 31.

Photos 43

People 4

Ancient People

  • Ini (in Mastaba IX)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Sekhemka (owner of Mastaba IX). Appears in chapel relief, interior chapel, west wall (north of false door niche, depicted as young boy standing in front of standing figure of his father); in situ in Mastaba IX.
  • Kaemnefret (in Mastaba IX)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Sekhemka (owner of Mastaba IX). Appears in chapel relief, interior chapel, north wall (depicted as young boy standing in front of seated figure of his father); in situ in Mastaba IX.
  • Sekhemka (Mastaba IX)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Mastaba IX. Lower portion of seated statue (Hildesheim 3262) inscribed for Sekhemka, identified as [Xrj-tp nswt sAb aD-mr Hm-kA mAat] royal chamberlain, judge and administrator, priest of Maat; found in Mastaba IX south exterior chapel. Also appears in chapel relief (name not preserved in most instances); in situ in Mastaba IX interior chapel.

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.