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  • Tomb Owner
    Irty (Irty)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Ishpet (in Irty)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Old Kingdom
  • Site Type
    Mud-brick mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 4514; S 4530; S 4453; chapel

Maps & Plans 1

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. Gîza 5. Die Mastaba des Snb (Seneb) und die umliegenden Gräber. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 71, Abhandlung 2. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1941. pp. 156-163, figs. 14, 16, plan after p. 213.

    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. 100, plan 13.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Irty (Irty)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Irty (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). South false door (tablet in Michaelidis Collection, crossbar = lower lintel and drum lintel in Berlin 25/66) inscribed for Irty, identified as [nfr jmj-r Hab aprw rx nswt] recruit, overseer of senet(?)-players of the crews, royal acquaintance; found in situ in mastaba of Irty.
  • Ishpet (in Irty)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Irty (owner of Irty, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on south false door tablet (tablet in Michaelidis Collection) with her husband Irty, identified as [mjtrt] mitret; found in situ in mastaba of Irty.

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.