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  • Tomb Owner
    Khentkaus (Khentkaus)
  • Excavator
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Duare (in Khentkaus)
    Isu (in Khentkaus)
    Iuenka (in Khentkaus)
    Iyky (in Khentkaus)
    Iyneferakh (in Khentkaus)
    Kanefer (in Khentkaus)
    Kaninebef (in Khentkaus)
    Sekhem[...] (in Khentkaus)
    Usertka (in Khentkaus)
    Werka (in Khentkaus)
    Wetka (in Khentkaus)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 835; S 835a; serdab; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba of Khentkaus is built off the east side of G 5140. Mastaba of Tjena containing two shafts is tucked into NE corner of Khentkaus.

Finds 1

Maps & Plans 4

Drawings 1

Published Documents 6

Unpublished Documents 5

Full Bibliography

  • Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichitá E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, pp. 58-61, fig. 19, pl. 15.

    Fischer, Henry G. "The ideographic use of [GLYPH] in a group of Old-Kingdom names." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 60 (1974), p. 248.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 7. Der Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs, Erster Teil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 3. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1944, pp. 67-85, figs. 28-33 [b], plan after pl. 40.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G379.

    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 148-149, plan 16.

Photos 29

People 14

Ancient People

  • Duare (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in mastaba of Khentkaus, west chamber (west wall, bottom register, first figure on left), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in mastaba of Khentkaus (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Isu (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Probable father of Khentkaus (owner of Khentkaus, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Mentioned in partially preserved inscription on false door (TUR_S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus (south outer jamb), identified as [. . . jmj-r mSa jsw jn sAt=f rx nswt (xntkAws)] . . . expedition leader Isu, by his daughter, royal acquaintance (Khentkaus); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (removed by Schiaparelli).
  • Iuenka (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Khentkaus (owner of Khentkaus, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on false door (Turin S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus (north inner jamb); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (removed by Schiaparelli).
  • Iyky (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in mastaba of Khentkaus, west chamber (west wall, bottom register, fifth figure from left), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in mastaba of Khentkaus (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Iyneferakh (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Name appears on false door (Turin S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus (north inner jamb, lower register); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker, false door removed by Schiaparelli).
  • Kanefer (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=s mrjj=s] her beloved son) of Khentkaus (owner of Khentkaus, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on false door (Turin S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus (south inner jamb); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (removed by Schiaparelli). Also appears in chapel relief, east chamber (west wall, presenting document to standing figure of Khentkaus [name not preserved]), identified as [jmj-r Hmw-kA] overseer of ka-priests; also on fragment of relief (from west chamber); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (west wall in situ).
  • Kaninebef (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in mastaba of Khentkaus, west chamber (west wall, bottom register, third figure from left), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in mastaba of Khentkaus (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Khentkaus (Khentkaus)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Khentkaus (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). False door (Turin S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus, identified as [Hm-nTr (HwtHr) m swt=s nb Nt Hm-nTr wpt wAwt nb jmAxw xr HwtHr nb(t) nht] priestess (of Hathor) in all her places, priestess of Neith Opener-of-the-Ways, revered before Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore; found in mastaba of Khentkaus (removed by Schiaparelli). Chapel entrance drum lintel inscribed for Khentkaus; also appears in chapel relief [name not preserved]; drum lintel found in mastaba of Khentkaus (relief in situ).
  • Sekhem[...] (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in mastaba of Khentkaus, west chamber (west wall, bottom register, fourth figure from left); in situ in mastaba of Khentkaus (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Also appears on false door (Turin S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus (south inner jamb, lower register); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (removed by Schiaparelli). Identified in both places as [Hm-kA] ka-priest.
  • Usertka (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Khentkaus (owner of Khentkaus, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on false door (Turin S.1848/1) inscribed for Khentkaus (north inner jamb); found in mastaba of Khentkaus (removed by Schiaparelli).
  • Werka (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in mastaba of Khentkaus, west chamber (west wall, bottom register, sixth figure from left), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in mastaba of Khentkaus (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Wetka (in Khentkaus)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in mastaba of Khentkaus, west chamber (west wall, bottom register, second figure from left), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in mastaba of Khentkaus (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).

Modern People

  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.