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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Persenet (G 8156)
  • Attested
    Khafre
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
  • Lepsius No
    Lepsius 88
    L.88
    LG 88
  • PorterMoss Date
    Khephren
  • Site Type
    Rock-cut tomb
  • Remarks
    Rock-cut mastaba along western edge of Central Field, east of G 8154 (Lepsius 89) and west of G 8158 (Lepsius 87). Labeled Rock Tomb on Hassan plan. Excavated by Lepsius.

Maps & Plans 3

Published Documents 3

Unpublished Documents 9

Full Bibliography

  • Callender, Vivienne G. and Peter Jánosi. "The Tomb of Queen Khamerernebty II at Giza." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 53 (1997), pp. 6, 7, 8, 13, notes 22, 48, fig. 4.

    Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 9: 1936-37-38. The Mastabas of the Eighth Season and their Description. Cairo: General Organisation for Government Printing Offices, 1960, folded plan, H-9.

    Jánosi, Peter. Giza in der 4 Dynastie: Die Baugeschichte und Belegung einer Nekropole des Alten Reiches. Band 1: Die Mastabas der Kernfriedhöfe und die Felsgräber. Denkschriften der Gesamtakademie 30. Untesuchungen der Zweigstelle Kairo des Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes 24. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2005, fig. 71 after p. 302.

    Jánosi, Peter. "The Queens of the Old Kingdom and their Tombs." Bulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology 3 (1992), p. 52.

    Lehner, Mark. "Giza. A Contextual Approach to the Pyramids." Archiv für Orientforschung 32 (1985), p. 149.

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler 1, p. 28

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler Text 1, p. 105-108.

    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. 233, plan 21, C-2.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 225, 310, fig. 125.

Photos 4

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khafre

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.
  • Persenet (G 8156)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Wife of Khafre

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

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