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  • Tomb Owner
    Merkhufu (Service tomb 6)
  • Attested
    Djat (in Service tomb 6)
  • Excavator
    Ahmed Fakhry, Egyptian, 1905–1973
  • Reisner No
    Service tomb 6
  • Fakhry No.
    Service tomb 6
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5 or later
  • Reisner Date
    Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Rock-cut tomb
  • Shafts
    Service tomb 6 A; Service tomb 6 B; Service tomb 6 C; Service tomb 6 D

Excavation Diary Pages 1

Maps & Plans 5

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 14

Full Bibliography

  • Fakhry, Ahmed. Sept tombeaux à l'est de la Grande Pyramide de Guizeh. Cairo: Imprimerie de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1935, pp. 3, 19-25, 28-32, figs.10-16, pls. 1, 6, 8.

    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. 213.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Djat (in Service tomb 6)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father ([jt=f] his father) of Merkhufu (owner of Service tomb 6). Central false door on W wall (because of tomb orientation actually NW wall) of chapel inscribed for Djat; in situ in Service tomb 6.
  • Merkhufu (Service tomb 6)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Service tomb 6. Chapel entrance lintel, drum lintel, and facade inscribed for Merkhufu, identified as [jmj-r jdw n Hwt aAt Hm-nTr xafra Hm-nTr mnkAwra wab-nswt rx nswt jmj-r st] overseer of young men of the Great Estate, priest of Khafre, priest of Menkaure, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance, overseer of a department; in situ in Service tomb 6. Architrave and false door (south false door) on W wall (because of tomb orientation actually NW wall) of chapel inscribed for Merkhufu, identified as [sHD wabw mwt nswt jmj-r jdw n Hwt aAt rx nswt jmj-r st Hm-nTr xafra Hm-nTr mnkAwra] inspector of wab-priests of the king's mother, overseer of young men of the Great Estate, royal acquaintance, overseer of a department, priest of Khafre, priest of Menkaure; in situ in Service tomb 6.

Modern People

  • Ahmed Fakhry

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian, 1905–1973
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1905-1973) Egyptian archaeologist; he was born in the Fayum Oasis 21-May 1905, son of Ali F. and Galila Abbas; he studied at the University of Cairo; BA, 1928; frorn 1929 -32 he studied at Berlin under Sethe (q.v.),at Brussels under Capart (q.v.), and at Liverpool under Peet (q.v.); he joined the Antiquities Service in 1932 serving first under Selim Hassan (q.v.) at Giza and then at Luxor; Chief Inspector for Middle Egypt and the Oases in 1936 and Chief Inspector for the Delta in 1938; he later served as curator in the Cairo Museum and Chief Inspector of Upper Egypt, Nov. 1942- Oct. 1944; from 1937 his attention was directed to work on sites in the desert oases and from 1944-50 he served as Director of Desert Researches; in 1947 he visited Yemen and conducted an archaeological survey; from 1950-55 he was Director of Pyramid Researches excavating at the Bent Pyramid of Sneferu at Dahshur and at Shawaf, Saqqara, 1951 (see ASAE 71 (1987), 187-93; in 1952 he became Professor of the History of Ancient Egypt at Cairo University retiring in 1965; he was Visiting Professor at Brown University,1953-4, at Pennsylvania in 1966, and also at Amman and California; in 1969 he excavated tombs in the oasis of Dakhla; his principal published works were sept Tombeaux à Iest de la grande pyramids de guizeh, 1935; Recent Explorations in the Oases of the Western Desert, 1942, The Egyptian Desetis. BahRIa Oasis2 vols. 1942, 1950; The, Egyptian Deserts. Siwa Oasis, 1944; The Oasis of Siwa, 1950; The Necrepolis of El-Bagawat in Kharga Oasis' 1951; An Archaeological journey toYemen3vols., 1951-2; TheEgyptian Deserts. The Anwthyst Quarries at Wadi el Hudi', 1952; The Bent pyramid of Dahshur, 1954; The Monuments of snefru at Dahshur, Vol. I, 1959; Vol. II 2 parts 1961; The Pyramids, 1961; The Oases of Egypt Vol I, 1973 Vol. II, 1974; the notes of'his last excavation were posthumouslv edited in Denkmmaler der OaseDachla, 1982; he died in Paris, 7june 1973 Chron. g. 48 (1973), 309-10 (A. Mekhitarian); BSFE 68 (1973), 5-7 (portr.) j. Lecian t); ARCE Newsletter 86 (1973), 1-3 (D. O'Connor); The Oases of Egypt. Vol. II (1974), v-vi (J. Wilson); Denkmaler der Oase Dachla, 1982, 7 (portr.) (R. Stadelmann), II -12 (bibl.) (M. Moursi); G?tt. Misz 76 (1984), 82-3(H. Attiatalla),JEA 59 (1973), 3-5 (I. E. S. Edwards).