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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Meni [II] (Meni [II])
  • Attested
    Meni [I] (Meni [I])
    Merutnes (in Meni [II])
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Junker No
    S 2530/2531
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Mud-brick mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 2530; S 2531; 1 unlabeled shaft; chapel
  • Remarks
    This site presumes the owner of brick-built S 2530/2531 attached to northwest corner of Meni [I] is Meni [II]. The two tombs appear to form a family complex, but it is not certain the owner of S 2530/2531 is called Meni [II]. Mastaba is drawn but not labeled on all plans.
  • Problems/Questions
    Problem; Position unknown

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. Gîza 9. Das Mittelfeld des Westfriedhofs. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 73, Abhandlung 2. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1950, pp. 143-144, plan 3 after pl. 20.

    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, pp. 107-108, plan 13.

    Scharff in MDAIK 8 (1939), on Taf. 12, pp. 17-33.

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903-1933, p. 23 [16].

Photos 2

People 4

Ancient People

  • Meni [II] (Meni [II])

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Meni [II] (probably to be identified with S 2530/2531, brick mastaba west of Meni [I]). Same as Meni I?
  • Meni [I] (Meni [I])

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of Meni [I] (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Eight fragments (Hildesheim 3053) from false door of chapel, inscribed with offering formulae; architrave fragment (Hildesheim 3053c) inscribed [smsw pr mnj ms=f sS aAHwtHr mjtrt Htpnbw ...Ts...] elder of the house Meni, his children: scribe Aahathor, mitret Hetepnebu, [Nefer]tjes[hathor]; all found in debris of chapel of Meni [I]. Possibly same as Meni [II] ?
  • Merutnes (in Meni [II])

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on two false door tablets (Munich Wife of Meni 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.