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  • Tomb Owner
    Tjena (Tjena)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Junker No
  • PorterMoss Date
    End of Dyn 5 or early Dyn 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 832; S 833
  • Remarks
    Mastaba with two shafts is built into the northeast corner of Khentkaus.

Finds 5

Maps & Plans 1

Published Documents 5

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. "The Austrian Excavations, 1914." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 1 (1914), p. 251.

    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. 85-88, fig, 28, plan after pl. 40.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G406.

    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. 149, plan 16.

People 2

Ancient People

  • Tjena (Tjena)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Tjena (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Limestone standing statue (Cairo JE 45106) inscribed for Tjena, identified as [Hm-nTr HwtHr] priest of Hathor; found in upper niche of S 832 (western shaft) in mastaba of Tjena. Probable owner of limestone false door tablet (40-1-5a) and fragments (40-1-5b, 40-1-5c); tablet inscribed for Tjena, identified as [xnw n HwtHr] musician of Hathor; all found displaced in G 5233 O (tablet 40-1-5a reused in east wall). Probable owner of limestone drum lintel (40-1-4) inscribed for Tjena, identified as [rx nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht] royal acquaintance, priest of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore; found displaced in G 5233 P (reused in east wall).

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.