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  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 344; S 345; S 346; serdab; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is south of Khufuseneb [I] and east of G 5160. S 344 and S 345 seem to make up one unit and S 346 a second distinct construction (perhaps an extension?) with its own serdab, but Junker questions whether these shafts should be separate mastabas. S 345 and S 346 are both 3 meters deep and lead down to the same burial chamber. Thus, the three shafts were probably originally dug at the same time and intended for three burials, but the design was changed and two of the shafts were combined into one burial. So the three shafts must have been conceived of as one construction, mastaba S 344/346.

Maps & Plans 1

Published Documents 5

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 92-93, 113, 116-117, fig. 38, pl. 25, plan after pl. 40.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G304.

    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. 152, plan 16.

People 1

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.