Skip to main content


  • Tomb Owner
    Tjenti (Lepsius 77)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Ptahiutni (in Lepsius 77)
  • Lepsius No
    LG 77
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
    Rock-cut tomb

Maps & Plans 4

Drawings 1

Published Documents 5

Unpublished Documents 5

Full Bibliography

  • Alexanian, Nicole. "Tomb and Social Status. The Textual Evidence." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, p. 2.

    Lepsius, Carl Richard. Denkmäler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien. Plates 2, Band 3 [Giza plates only]. Berlin: Nicolaische Buchhandlung, 1849-1859, pls. 34d, 34e.

    Lepsius, Carl Richard. Denkmäler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien. Text 1: Unteraegypten und Memphis [Giza pages only]. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1897, p. 95.

    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. 212, plan 18.

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903/1933, p. 8 [5].

People 4

Ancient People

  • Ptahiutni (in Lepsius 77)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Tjenti (owner of Lepsius 77). Name and titles appear in dedicatory inscription on chapel entrance left door jamb, identified as [jmj-r Hmw-kA sS] overseer of ka-priests, scribe; in situ in Lepsius 77.
  • Tjenti (Lepsius 77)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Lepsius 77. Name and titles appear on architectural fragments (jambs and drum lintels of doorways), identified as [rx nswt Hrj-sStA wabt nswt jmj-r gs-pr jmntt] royal acquaintance, secretary of the royal wabet, overseer of the gs-pr of the necropolis; in situ in Lepsius 77.

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

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

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.