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  • Tomb Owner
    Ankh-haf Qar (G 8640)
  • Attested
    Nisankhakhti Itji (G 8648)
  • Excavator
    Selim Hassan (Bey), Egyptian, 1886–1961
  • Abou-Ghazi No (ASAE 58 [1964])
  • Hassan No.
    'Ankh-ha-f Kar
    Ankh-haf Qar
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Half-mastaba/half rock-cut
  • Shafts
    S 626; S 637; chapel; hall
  • Remarks
    Mastaba built east of G 8400 (Lepsius 100), just north of the mud-brick buildings that makeup G 8400's (Lepsius 100's) pyramid town and against the south side of G 8648 (Nisankhakhti Itji). Excavated in 1931-1932 by Hassan.

Finds 6

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 3: 1931-1932. Cairo: Faculty of Arts, Fouad I University & Government Press, 1941, pp. 130-147, figs. 106, 113-125, pls. 40-47.

    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, Q-14.

    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. 257-258, plan 23, E-7.

    Strudwick, Nigel. "Three Monuments of Old Kingdom Treasury Officials." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 71 (1985), pp. 49-50.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Ankh-haf Qar (G 8640)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 8640. Father of Nisankhakhti Itji (owner of G 8648). False door inscribed for Ankh-haf Qar, identified as [sAb aD-mr wr bst jmj-r prwj-HD jmj-r jswj Xkrw nswt jmj-r prwj nbw smsw is jmj-r wabtj xtmw DfAw bjtj] judge and administrator, great one of the beset, overseer of the two treasuries, overseer of the two bureaux of the king's ornaments, overseer of the two houses of gold, elder of the chamber, overseer of the two wabets, sealer of provisions of the king of Lower Egypt; in situ in G 8640. Chapel entrance lintel and door jambs inscribed for Ankh-haf Qar, identified as [Xrj-tp nswt jmj-r pr-HD] royal chamberlain, overseer of the treasury; in situ in G 8640. Also appears on eastern chapel entrance lintel inscribed for Nisankhakhti Itji, identified as [] inspector of...of the Great House; in situ in G 8648.
  • Nisankhakhti Itji (G 8648)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 8648. Eldest son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Ankh-haf Qar (owner of G 8640). Eastern chapel entrance lintel and drum inscribed for Nisankhakhti Itji, identified as [smr watj sS pr-aA wr bst jmj-r prwj-HD n Xnw jmj-r wabt jmj-r prwj (nbw) sHD sSw jmj-r aw nswt (jmj-r) aHAw] sole companion, scribe of the Great House, great one of the beset, overseer of the two treasuries of the interior, overseer of the wabet, overseer of the two houses (of gold), inspector of scribes, overseer of royal documents, (overseer of) the arsenal; in situ in G 8648. Northern false door inscribed for Nisankhakhti Itji, identified as [sAb aD-mr jmj-r prwj-HD jmj-r wabtj jmj-r jswj (Xkrw) nswt] judge and administrator, overseer of the two treasuries, overseer of the two wabets, overseer of the two bureaux of the king's (ornament); in situ in G 8648. Also appears censing before his father on panel of false door inscribed for Ankh-haf Qar, identified as [sHD sSw pr-HD Hrj-sStA Xkrw nswt] inspector of scribes of the treasury, secretary of the king's ornaments; in situ in G 8640.

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.