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  • Tomb Owner
    Niankhre [II] (Lepsius 55)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Lepsius No
    LG 55
  • Junker No
    Niankhre [II]
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dyn 5 or early Dyn 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 347; serdab; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is south of G IX S, north of Lepsius 54 and east of Khenut.

Finds 5

Maps & Plans 1

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. 79-91, figs. 45-48, pls. 8 [a], 9 [a-b], 10 [a-b].

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G286.

    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. 223, plan 19.

    Scharff, Alexander. "On the Statuary of the Old Kingdom." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 26 (1941), p. 49, pl. IX.3.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Niankhre [II] (Lepsius 55)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Lepsius 55. False door inscribed for Niankhre, identified as [Hm-kA HkA Hm-kA Hr jmj Snwt Hm-kA jnpw xntj spA] priest of Heka, priest of Horus-who-is-in-Shenwet, priest of Anubis-foremost-of-Sepa; found in situ in Lepsius 55 (now destroyed). Statue (Cairo JE 53150) inscribed for Niankhre, identified as [sHD swnw pr-aA] inspector of physicians of the Great House; found in fragments in Lepsius 55 serdab.

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.