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People 7

Ancient People

  • Anonymous 1 (G 8993)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of east tomb in G 8993 (Kaemnefret Complex). Unknown member of Kaemnefret family. No name preserved on entrance lintel, inscribed for [Hrj-sStA n Wda-mdw sS jrj jaH jmj-r pr-Haww jmj-r pr Sjj] secretary of judgements, scribe connected with the moon, overseer of the house of boats, steward of Shy; found displaced in debris of courtyard of G 8993 east tomb.
  • Kaemnefret (G 8993)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of north tomb in G 8993 (Kaemnefret Complex). Son ([sA=f] his son) of Kaemnefret (owner of south tomb in G 8993). Chapel entrance jambs and drum inscribed for Kaemnefret; in situ in G 8993 north tomb. Fragments of relief probably inscribed for Kaemnefret, identified as [...m Hwt srqt...wr-xafra Hrj-tp nswt] ...in the temple of Selket, ...the pyramid of Khafre, royal chamberlain; found in debris of G 8993 north tomb. Fragments of alabaster offering table possibly inscribed for Kaemnefret, identified as [sHD sSw sA wr Hrj-sStA...] inspector of scribes of the phyle 'wer', secretary...; found in debris of shaft 162. Fragment of alabaster offering table possibly inscribed for Kaemnefret, identified as [(Hrj-)sStA n pr-dwAt] (secretary of) the House of Morning; found in debris of burial chamber of shaft 213. Appears (figure only partially preserved) on outer faces of tomb entrance inscribed for his father Kaemnefret (owner of south tomb in G 8993 [Kaemnefret Complex]); identified as [(Hrj-sStA n) pr-dwAt] (secretary of) the House of Morning; found in situ in G 8993 south tomb. Also appears (figure and inscription damaged) standing in front of his father on left reveal of chapel entrance; found in situ in G 8993 south tomb.
  • Kaemnefret (G 8993)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of south tomb in G 8993 (Kaemnefret Complex). Father of Kaemnefret (owner of north tomb in G 8993). Outer faces, jambs and broken drum of tomb entrance inscribed for Kaemnefret, identified as [Hm-nTr (Hr-jnpw) xntj pr Smswt (aD-mr) Hr (sbA) xntj pt smr watj xrp aH] priest of (Horus-Anubis) who presides over the suite, (administrator) of the district 'Star-of-Horus-Foremost-of-Heaven', sole companion, director of the palace; all found in situ in G 8993 south tomb, except for drum found in debris. Chapel entrance lintel, jambs and reveals, and drum inscribed for Kaemnefret, identified as [smr watj xrp aH Hrj-tp nxb xw-a HqA BAt xrp hATs km(?) aD-mr wHaw jmj-r pHw Hrj-tp DAt jmj-jb n nb=f Hrj-wDbw m Hwt-anx] sole companion, director of the palace, chief of Nekheb, protector, chief of Bat, controller of the black pot(?), administrator of the fleet, overseer of marshlands, supervisor of linen, he who is in the heart of his lord, master of reversion-offerings in the Mansion of Life; in situ in G 8993 south tomb.

Modern People

  • Selim Hassan (Bey)

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian, 1886–1961
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Sub Director General. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1886-1961) Egyptian Egyptologist; born Mit-Nagi, 15 April 1886, he studied at the Higher Teacher's College, Cairo under Kamal (q.v.); in 1912 he became a teacher and in 1921 obtained a post in the Egyptian Museum as assistant keeper; he studied in Paris 1923-7 at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes; he was the first Egyptian to be appointed as a Professor of Egyptology in the Universitv of Cairo, 1928 - 36; he was later made Deputy Director of the Egyptian Antiquities Service responsible for the care of all monuments in the Nile valley, 1936-39; Ph.D. Vienna University, 1935; stimulated by the archaeological work of P. E. Newberry (q.v.) and Junker (q.v.)he began an active career in excavations with the clearance of some of the Giza mastabas in 1929; the excavations carried on by him in this necropolis continued until 1939 by which time a great deal of digging had been achieved, published in 10 parts; he also cleared the Sphinx and its temple, for the first time completely digging out the great amphitheatre around it and ensuring that it would not be buried by send again so easily; he wrote a study on this work and on the temple of Amenhotep II here; in addition the so-called Fourth Pyramid or the palace-façade tomb of Queen Khent-kawes of the Fourth Dynasty was investigated and also the funerary town of the priests associated with it; he later worked on the Unas causeway at Saqqara and at the valley temple of this king, discovering some of the mastabas in this area and two great subterranean tombs dated to the Second Dynasty; his final excavations at Giza were carried out on the east and south faces of the Great Pyramid and at the mortuary temple of King Khufu, 1938-9; he also took part in the campaign to save the monments of Nubia, and wrote a report on this subject; he published about 53 books and articles on Egyptological subjects in English, French, and Arabic, Hymnes religieux du Moyen Empire, 1928; Le Poème dit de Pentaour et Le rapport officiel sur la bataiILe de Qadesh , 1929; Excavations at Giza, 10 pts., 1929-60; The Sphinx. Its History in the Light of recent Excavations, 1949; Report on the Monunents of Nubia,1955Excavations at Saqqara 1937-8, 3 vols., 1975; in Arabic Literature of Ancient Egpt, 2 vols.; Ancient Egypt from Prehistoric Times to the Age of Rameses 11, 6 vols.; he died in Giza, 30 Sept. 1961. AfO 20 (1963), 310 (H. Brunner); Archaeology 14, no, 4 (1961, 293; ASAE 58 (1964), 61- 84 (bibl.) (Dia Abou-Ghazi); Orientalia 31 (1962), 271; Goettinger Miszellen 76 (1984), 78-80; Reid, JAOS 105 (1985), 237, 241-44.