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  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Nefer (in G 1461)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Remarks
    Mastabas G 1459, 1460 & 1461 lie east to west in German concession in a row west of G 1458 and southwest of G 1457. Mastabas drawn but not labeled on plan EG002029. Drum of Nefer found in debris by Reisner while he was digging nearby. Tomb later excavated by Junker. MASTABAS G 1458-1461 MAY BE JUNKER'S ITJU, ANKHMARE (2), SENEB, AND POSSIBLY S 4523 OR ANKH.

Finds 1

Maps & Plans 1

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 8

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 64.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L 8, Appendix J: The Mastabas in Cemeteries G 1400 and G 3000, p. 42.

    Strudwick, Nigel. "Three Monuments of Old Kingdom Treasury Officials." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 71 (1985), pp. 43-44.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Nefer (in G 1461)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone drum lintel (MFA 21.3080) inscribed for Nefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw Axt-xwfw Hrj-sStA Axt-xwfw jmj-r pr-HD] overseer of scribes of the pyramid of Khufu, secretary of the pyramid of Khufu, overseer of the treasury; reused as roofing in G 1461 (found in debris). Nefer probably not owner of G 1461.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.