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  • Tomb Owner
    Hetepheres (Lepsius 54)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Lepsius No
    LG 54
  • Junker No
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    sloping shaft; chapel
  • Remarks
    Sloping shaft opening north of tomb of Seshemnefer-tjeti. Linked with Lepsius 53.

Finds 4

Maps & Plans 2

Drawings 1

Published Documents 5

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 92-94, 97-98, 122-124, 136-137, 258-263, figs. 49, 105, 105a, plan after p. 298.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G285.

    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. 227-228, plan 19.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres (Lepsius 54)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Lepsius 54 (part of Seshemnefer [IV] complex). False door inscribed for Hetepheres (upper lintel now missing), identified as [rxt nswt jmAxwt xr hAj=s] royal acquaintance, revered before her husband; also appears in chapel relief, south wall (no longer preserved), identified as [Hm-nTr Nt] priestess of Neith; in situ in Lepsius 54.

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.