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Plundered white limestone chapel (or serdab?) whose north side had been removed, discovered in the southern brick-lined niche of mastaba ABC 410 in the western sector of the Abu Bakr Cemetery.


  • Tomb Owner
    Senenu (Senenu 2)
  • Excavator
    Abdel Moneim Youssef Abu Bakr, 1907–1976
    Edward Brovarski
  • CBE (Brovarski) No.
    ABC 410
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
  • Remarks
    Abu-Bakr Excavation (1953). Area north and west of Lepsius 19. Brovarski believes there is a "very real possibility" that the plundered white limestone chapel in ABC 410 discovered by the Cairo Univ - Brown Univ Expedition (CBE) is the site of the chapel of Senenu 2, referred to by Leclant in 1954 and known from notes taken by Henry Fischer in 1959, which the CBE was otherwise unable to identify.

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski 2018

    Brovarski, Edward. "Inventory Offering Lists and the Nomenclature for Boxes and Chests in the Old Kingdom." In Emily Teeter and John A. Larson, eds. Gold of Praise. Studies on Ancient Egypt in Honor of Edward F. Wente. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 58. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1999, p. 28, note 2.

    Brovarski, Edward. "An Inventory List from 'Covington's Tomb' and Nomenclature for Furniture in the Old Kingdom." In Peter Der Manuelian, ed. Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson 1. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1996, pp. 124, 128 [19-20], 134, 155.

    Fischer, Henry G. "The ideographic use of [GLYPH] in a group of Old-Kingdom names." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 60 (1974), pp. 247 [or possibly referring to Senenu (1)].

    Leclant, in Orientalia, N.S. 23 (1954), pp. 72-73 [2, c].

    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. 48, plan 7.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Senenu (Senenu 2)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of a plundered white limestone chapel (or serdab?) in the western sector of the Abu Bakr Cemetery. Entrance drum and false door inscribed for Senenu; no longer extant, originally in the chapel of Senenu.

Modern People

  • Abdel Moneim Youssef Abu Bakr

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates 1907–1976
    • Remarks Egyptian Egyptologist.
  • Edward Brovarski

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Egyptologist and co-director of the Cairo University-Brown University Excavations (CBE) in the Abu Bakr Cemetery.