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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Iby (G 7710)
  • Attested
    Abdu (in G 7710)
    Kai (in G 7710)
    Meretnebti (in G 7710)
    Wepwawetbaef (in G 7710)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Site Type
    Rock-cut tomb w/ stone casing
  • Shafts
    G 7710 A; G 7710 B; G 7710 X; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is east of G 7523 and north of eastern part of G 7610-7620.

Finds 136

Excavation Diary Pages 13

Maps & Plans 18

Drawings 9

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 45

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. 202 (listed as Itisen and Iby), plan 18.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box M 3, Description of Cemetery G 7000, p. 438a-438d.

Photos 74

People 6

Ancient People

  • Abdu (in G 7710)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Fragmentary (incomplete) offering basin (25-2-1072) inscribed for Abdu, identified as [(jmj)-r Hmwtjw] overseer of craftsmen; found displaced in G 7710 B.
  • Iby (G 7710)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 7710. Corridor chapel entrance drum lintel and east door jamb (door jamb very worn) inscribed for Iby, identified as [rx nswt sAb sS Hrj-sStA sHD wabw] royal acquaintance, juridicial scribe, secretary, inspector of wab-priests; in situ in G 7710. Two displaced architrave fragments both inscribed for Iby, identified as [sHD wabw Hrj-sStA] inspector of wab-priests, secretary; found in Lepsius 71 court. Two broken but adjoining architrave fragments probably inscribed for Iby (name not preserved), identified as [jmj-r sSw wab nswt Hrj-sStA] overseer of scribes, royal wab-priest, secretary; found displaced north of G 7711.
  • Kai (in G 7710)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Wepwawetbaef. Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Iby (owner of G 7710), corridor chapel entrance, west door jamb (standing in front of his father and mother), identified as [sAb sS] juridicial scribe; in situ in G 7710
  • Meretnebti (in G 7710)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Probable wife of Iby (owner of G 7710). North false door niche inscribed for Meretnebti, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; also appears in chapel relief, corridor chapel entrance, east door jamb (standing behind Iby, name not preserved); in situ in G 7710.
  • Wepwawetbaef (in G 7710)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Iby (owner of G 7710), corridor chapel west door jamb, identified as [sAb sS Hrj-sStA sHD wabw] juridicial scribe, secretary, inspector of wab-priests; in situ in G 7710.

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.