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  • Tomb Owner
    Khnumhetep (Lepsius 38)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Lepsius No
    L.38
    LG 38
  • Junker No
    Khwm-Hotep
    S 766
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 766; chapel
  • Remarks
    Reisner incorrectly attributes this to G 5550 on his map of the Western Cemetery. Mastaba drawn but not labeled on plan EG002029. Mastaba labeled as Khnumhetep (Hnwm-Hotep) on Giza 8 plan after plate 28.

Maps & Plans 2

Drawings 1

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. Gîza 8. Der Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs, Zweiter Teil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 73, Abhandlung 1. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1947, pp. 60-65, figs. 25-28, plan after pl. 28.

    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. 164-165, plans 16, 29.

Photos 5

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khnumhetep (Lepsius 38)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Lepsius 38. False door (only lower part preserved) inscribed for Khnumhetep, identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA smr pr] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, companion of the house; in situ in Lepsius 38. Fragmentary (incomplete) lintel with no name preserved but with similar titles, [Hrj-pr pr-aA jmj-r wpwt jmj-xt sHD jmj-r st xntjw-S] major-domo of the Great House, overseer of commissions, and under-supervisor, inspector and overseer of the department of palace attendants; found near Lepsius 38, possibly from this tomb.

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1810–1884
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.