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  • Tomb Owner
    Kednes [II] (Kednes [II])
  • Attested
    Sabi (in Kednes [II])
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 354; S 355; S 356; S 358; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba called NJSW-KDW II by Junker is off east side of G 5160 at north end and west of Khufuseneb [I].
  • Problems/Questions
    Problem; Did Junker and Hassan excavate here ?

Finds 3

Maps & Plans 1

Published Documents 2

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. 133-138, fig. 49-51, pls. 27 [c], 28 [a, b], plan after pl. 40.

    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 3

Ancient People

  • Kednes [II] (Kednes [II])

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Kednes [II] (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Architectural elements, including chapel entrance door jambs (KHM Vienna ÄS 7509, KHM Vienna ÄS 7510), chapel entrance or false door upper lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7511), and false door inscribed for Kednes, identified as [jmj-r wpwt pr-aA jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA sHD xntjw-S pr-aA jmj-r mDw pr-aA jrj xtmt pr-aA wab nswt Hrj(-sStA) jmj-xt xntjw-S pr-aA Hm-nTr xwfw] overseer of commissions of the Great House, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of ten of the Great House, he who is in charge of the sealed goods of the Great House, royal wab-priest, secretary, under-supervisor of palace attendants of the Great House, priest of Khufu; found in mastaba of Kednes [II] (false door in situ).
  • Sabi (in Kednes [II])

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Kednes (owner of Kednes [II], unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on chapel entrance west door jamb (KHM Vienna ÄS 7510), censing his father, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found in mastaba of Kednes [II].

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.