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  • Tomb Owner
    Hemetre (G 8464)
  • Attested
    Akhetre (in G 8464)
    Hetepheres (in G 8464)
    Khafre
    Khentkaus (in G 8464)
    Meresankh (in G 8464)
    Nebsen (in G 8464)
    Shepseska (in G 8464)
    Shepsesre (in G 8464)
  • Excavator
    Selim Hassan (Bey), Egyptian, 1886–1961
  • Abou-Ghazi No (ASAE 58 [1964])
    106
  • Hassan No.
    Hemetre
    Princess Hemet-Ra'
  • PorterMoss Date
    Mid- or end Dyn 4 or Dyn 5
  • Site Type
    Rock-cut tomb
  • Shafts
    S 1356; S 1357; S 1358; inner chapel; outer chapel; burial chamber
  • Remarks
    Mastaba built west of G 8478 (Ankhemsaf). Excavated in 1934-1935 by Hassan.

Finds 5

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 6

Unpublished Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Bolshakov, Andrey. "Osiris in the Fourth Dynasty Again? The False Door of Jntj, MFA 31.781." In Hedvig Györy, ed. Mélanges offerts à Edith Varga. Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts Supplément-2001, Budapest: Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts, 2001, pp. 65-66, 77-79.

    Bolshakov, Andrey. "Princess Hm.t-ra(w): The First Mention of Osiris?" Chronique d'Égypte 67 (1992), pp. 204-210.

    Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 6: 1934-1935. Part 3: The Mastabas of the Sixth Season and their Description. Cairo: Government Press, 1950, pp. 43-65, figs. 34-49, pls. 23-29.

    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.

    Jacquet-Gordon, Domaines, pp. 232-233 [14G4-5], figs. 37-39.

    Jánosi, Peter. "'...an intact burial-chamber belonging to a great lady of the Royal Family of the Fourth Dynasty' oder: Wo waren Chephrens Tochter bestattet?." In Antje Spiekermann, ed. Zur Zierde gereicht. . . Festschrift Bettina Schmitz zum 60. Geburtstag am 24. Juli 2008, HIldesheimer Ägyptologische Beiträge 50. Hildesheim: Verlag Gebrüder Gerstenberg, 2008, p. 132.

    Jánosi, Peter. "Gab es Kronprinzen in der 4. Dynastie?" Göttinger Miszellen 158 (1997), pp. 16, 27, 32, fig. 1.

    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. 243-244, plans 21, B-5, 35.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 118-119, fig. 134.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Old Kingdom in Egypt," The Cambridge Ancient History, rev. ed. of vols. I & II, Cambridge University Press, 1962, p. 33.

    Strudwick, Nigel. "A slab of Int-kAs in the Fitzwilliam Museum." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 73 (1987), pp. 201-202.

Photos 3

People 10

Ancient People

  • Akhetre (in G 8464)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Princess Hemetre (G 8464) tomb excavated by Selim Hassan in the Central Field, west of tomb of Queen Rekhetre)
  • Hemetre (G 8464)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Father probably Khafre
  • Hetepheres (in G 8464)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of princess Hemetre (Hassan, Giza 6 [3], pp. 43-65.
  • 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.
  • Khentkaus (in G 8464)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Princess Hemetra (G 8464).
  • Meresankh (in G 8464)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daugher of Hemetre in the Central Field (G 8464).
  • Nebsen (in G 8464)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Upper part of false door of Nebsen found in passage of Hemetre.
  • Shepseska (in G 8464)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Princess Hemetra (G 8464).
  • Shepsesre (in G 8464)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Princess Hemetra (G 8646).

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.