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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Werkai (Werkai)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Mereri (in Werkai)
    Meryakh (in Werkai)
    Sheshi (in Werkai)
    [...]wer (in Werkai)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 1025; S 1026; S 1038; S 1039; chapel; unnamed shaft
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is built against eastern wall of G 4850, just a bit south of center. Mastaba is labeled WRT;T on plan EG019920. Space where mastaba is on plan EG002029 though mastaba is neither drawn nor labeled.

Finds 1

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. Gîza 6. Die Mastabas des Nfr (Nefer), Kdfjj (Kedfi), Kahjf (Kahjef) und die westlich anschließenden Grabanlagen. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 1. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1943, pp. 241-242, figs. 51, 102-103, pl. 24 [a, b], plan after p. 273.

    Reisner, George. Unpublished manuscript, GN3_L13_4000_p054.

    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. 140, plans 11, 15.

Photos 6

People 6

Ancient People

  • Mereri (in Werkai)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Werkai (owner of Werkai, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on panels of relief on either side of south false door depicting Werkai and his children, south panel (standing in front of figure of his father), identified as [jmj-xt xntjw-S pr-aA] under-supervisor of palace attendants of the Great House; in situ in mastaba of Werkai.
  • Meryakh (in Werkai)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Werkai (owner of Werkai, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on panels of relief on either side of south false door depicting Werkai and his children, north panel (third register from top); in situ in mastaba of Werkai.
  • Sheshi (in Werkai)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Werkai (owner of Werkai, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on panels of relief on either side of south false door depicting Werkai and his children, north panel (bottom register); in situ in mastaba of Werkai.
  • Werkai (Werkai)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Werkai (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Panels of relief on either side of south false door depicting Werkai and his children, south panel, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in mastaba of Werkai.
  • [...]wer (in Werkai)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Werkai (owner of Werkai, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on panels of relief on either side of south false door depicting Werkai and his children, north panel (second register from top, name only partially preserved); in situ in mastaba of Werkai.

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.