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  • Tomb Owner
    Remenuka Imi (G 8817)
  • Attested
    Ifimery (in G 8817)
    Nisutptah (in G 8817)
    Ptahshepses (in G 8817)
    Senenuankh (in G 8817)
  • Excavator
    Selim Hassan (Bey), Egyptian, 1886–1961
  • Abou-Ghazi No (ASAE 58 [1964])
  • Hassan No.
    Remenuka Imi
    Remenwka Imy
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 274
  • Remarks
    Mastaba built against south side of G 8818 (Mastaba of Shaft 273), against north side of G 8830 (Unfinished Rock Cut Tomb (R/S-9/10); Rock Cut Tomb (C-7/8); Name Unknown (C-7/8)) at its northwest side, east of G 8814 (Mastaba of Shaft 275) and west of G 8832 (Mastaba of Shaft 268). Excavated in 1930-1931 by Hassan.

Finds 4

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 7

Full Bibliography

  • Allen, James P. "Some Aspects of the Non-royal Afterlife in the Old Kingdom." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, pp. 12 [n. 29], 16 [n. 59].

    Fisher, Dendera, pp. 218-219, fig. 44.

    Galvin, Marianne. "The Hereditary Status of the Titles of the Cult of Hathor." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 70 (1984), p. 47.

    Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 2: 1930-1931. Cairo: Faculty of Arts of the Egyptian University & Government Press, 1936, pp. 169-178, figs. 202-210, pls. 61-63.

    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, R-9.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G372.

    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. 261-262, plan 23, C-7, 34.

People 6

Ancient People

  • Ifimery (in G 8817)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Female relative of Remenuka Imi. Appears on limestone slab with Remenuka and Ptahshepses, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor; found reused in shaft 274 of G 8817.
  • Nisutptah (in G 8817)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Remenuka Imi (owner of G 8817). Appears in relief (south of false door of Remenuka) offering haunch of beef, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; in situ in G 8817.
  • Ptahshepses (in G 8817)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Male relative of Remenuka Imi. Appears on limestone slab with Remenuka and Ifimery, identified as [jmj-r xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of palace attendants of the Great House; found reused in shaft 274 of G 8817.
  • Remenuka Imi (G 8817)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 8817. False door, architrave and lintel inscribed for Remenuka (his good name [rn=f nfr] Imi), identified as [mnjw Tntt xrp mrw sHD Hmw-nTr mnkAwra sHD wabw mnkAwra (jmj-r) Hmw-nTr (HwtHr) nbt jwnt n smA-tAwj] herdsman of Tjentet-cattle, director of the pastures, inspector of priests of Menkaure, inspector of wab-priests of Menkaure, (overseer of) priests of (Hathor) Mistress-of-Dendera and of the Uniter of the Two Lands; false door in situ in G 8817, architrave and lintel found broken and reused in shaft 272 (G 8832). Limestone slab depicting Remenuka, identified as [sHD Hmw-nTr nTrj-mnkAwra] inspector of priests of the pyramid of Menkaure; found reused in shaft 274 of G 8817.
  • Senenuankh (in G 8817)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Eldest son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Remenuka Imi (owner of G 8817). Appears in relief (south of false door of Remenuka) offering bird, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; in situ in G 8817.

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.